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Steve Reid

Steve Reid

Steve Reid’s latest album, Dream Scapes (Eagle Music), is the springboard for an ambitious project the former Rippingtons percussionist is developing that will expand the definition of contemporary jazz live performance to include full-out theater.

While it has plenty of pop appeal, Reid’s music possesses its own inherent drama. On Dream Scapes, contemporary jazz, world, trance, R&B and pop elements are set on richly textured percussive foundations that Reid creates by multitracking his arsenal of more than 800 unique instruments gathered from all over the world. The result is vivid, evocative, immediately accessible music.

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