The Sunday Jazz Brunch Presents

Eric Reed

Air Date: 3/26/2023 on 90.5 WICN 8am-12pm ET

Ever since I first heard him on his 1997 release Pure Imagination, I have admired the piano work of Eric Reed. I recall listening to the title track many times over, enjoying the way way he slowed the song down, perhaps a bit like the way Shirley Horn did so many times in her career.

It's been a long time since his last release, Groovewise, in 2014. Now we have his latest release, Black, Brown, and Blue, a tribute to black and brown composers and songwriters.

The song selection is superb, with McCoy Tyner's Search for Peace placed back-to-back with Horace Silver's Peace, to reinforce an idea. We have a song Christina written by Buster Williams, whose new CD Unalome has also just been released.

Also included is material by Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter, Bennie Golson, and Stevie Wonder. There are original compositions as well. 

Listen for Search for Peace in the first hour, and Along Came Betty in the second.

New for You

We have new material this week from vocalist Pierre Chambers, saxophonist Jason Kush, Michael Morreale, Jason Marshall, and Carlos Odria. Mr. Odria teaches at Worcester State College.

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HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

David Janeway\Distant Voices 2022\In Passing
Eric Reed\Black Brown and Blue 2023\005 Search for Peace
Buster Williams\Unalome 005 The Wisdom of Silence
Eliane Elias-Quietude 2022-11 Saveiros
Rachael and Vilray-I Love a Love Song 2023-07 Join Me in a Dream
Nicholas Payton\Couch Sessions 007 Along Came Betty
Paul Marinaro\Not Quite Yet 2022\The Island
Dmitri Matheny\Cascadia 2022\Dark Eyes
Lenny Marcus Trio\When a Door Opens 2022\When a Door Opens
Joe Magnarelli-If You Could See Me Now-07 I Think I'll Go Away 2018
Courtney Freed\Big Crazy Love 2022\Take Your Time

HOUR TWO: New For You

Buster Williams\Unalome 004 In the Middle of a Rainbow feat Jean Baylor
Pierre Chambers\Shining Moments 2023\Dear Anne
Jason Kush\Finally Friday\06 Easy Going
Michael Morreale\Stories of Recent Vintage 2023\Thad and Mel
Darmon Meader\Losing My Mind 2023\05 - Gaia's Lament
Amina Figarova-Joy 2022-10 Muse
Buster Williams\Unalome 2023\Stairways
Eric Reed\Black Brown and Blue 2023\Along Came Betty
Jason Marshall-New Beginnings 2022-05 Peggy's Blue Skylight

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

Carlos Odria-Obomayne 2023-08 Mimosa Bossa
Eliane Elias-Quietude 2022-04 Só Tinha Que Ser Com Você (This Love That I've Found)
Harvie S feat Roni Ben Hur\Wondering 2022\Ligia
Daniela Soledade\Pretty World 2022\Circo Da Vida
Hendrik Meurkens-Amazon River-01 Mountain Drive 2005
Paul Marinaro\Not Quite Yet \02-02 Someone to Light Up My LIfe
Dan Costa\Skyness\06 Sete Enredos ft. Romero Lubambo
Toninho Horta-To Jobim with Love-12 Without You 2008
Vinicius Cantuaria\Vinicius canta Antonio Carlos Jobim\Vivo Sonhando
Oscar Castro-Neves-Playful Heart-13 Caruso 2003
Diego Figueiredo-Antarctica-12 Alma-2021
Mafalda Minnozzi\Sensorial 2020\Jogral

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

Vincent Ingala-Personal Touch-04 Dream Girl 2018
Ray Obiedo-Carousel-09 Sunset 2019
Andrew Neu\In Clear View 2019\Clear View
The Sax Pack-Power of 3-08 When Morning Comes 2015
Carmen Lundy-Soul to Soul-02-Life Is A Song In Me
Hil St. Soul\Back in Love 2022\Love and Fire
Darmon Meader\Losing My Mind 2023\
Lindsey Webster\Reasons 2022\11 - I'm Ok (feat. Nicholas Payton)
Rick Braun-Can You Feel It-08-Silk
Ed Cherry\Are We There Yet 2023\Lawns
The Jazz Crusaders-Happy Again-02 When You're So Far Away 1995


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