It is evident that Eric Reed is becoming a consummate trio piano player. Many pianists spend time accompanied by bass and drums, but few fit the parameters of a real trio player, in the tradition of say Ahmad Jamal, or Billy Taylor. Certain pianists more inclined towards quartet, quintet or larger bands don’t properly adapt in the trio setting, Eric Reed is one who does. It takes a certain orchestral sense at the piano, balanced with a certain sense of making a trio an orchestra; which Reed does.
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