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Eric Reed: Here

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Few things are as satisfying as a perfect piano trio recording. Here, Eric Reed’s 16th album as a leader, is such a document. It puts his expansive jazz vocabulary and wide-ranging sensibilities on full display. It is an album of sophistication, of maturity, and of deep swing.

It’s hard to believe Reed is only 36 years old. It seems as though he’s been with us for decades. A child prodigy who began playing the piano at age 2, he was only 19 when he both joined Wynton Marsalis’s septet and laid down his own recording session as a leader. In just 17 years he has amassed an impressive body of work worthy of an entire career.

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