Merry Magic

Merry Magic

by Eric Reed
     
 
The Merry Magic Christmas CD by pianist Eric Reed covers many moods. Some of the music is reverent ("Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming" and "Oh Come All Ye Faithful"), much of it is swinging with Steve Nelson's vibes making the group sound a bit like the Modern Jazz Quartet, and some of it is

Overview

The Merry Magic Christmas CD by pianist Eric Reed covers many moods. Some of the music is reverent ("Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming" and "Oh Come All Ye Faithful"), much of it is swinging with Steve Nelson's vibes making the group sound a bit like the Modern Jazz Quartet, and some of it is surprising, including an up-tempo version of "The Little Drummer Boy" and a vocal by Reed on a medium-slow version of "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town." Erin Bode (who is very good on "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve") and Paula West have two vocals apiece. Throughout the set, Eric Reed shows off his versatility in unaccompanied solos ("Christmas Blues" is particularly enjoyable), the trio, a quartet, and backing the singers. A fine effort.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/16/2003
Label:
Max Jazz Records
UPC:
0610614030227
catalogNumber:
140302

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eric Reed   Primary Artist,Organ,Piano,Vocals
Paula West   Vocals
Steve Nelson Quartet   Vibes
Rodney Green   Drums
Erin Bode   Vocals
Barak Mori   Bass

Technical Credits

Michael Praetorius   Composer
David Holt   Composer
John Jacob Niles   Composer
Mel Tormé   Composer
Eric Reed   Producer
Harry Simeone   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Felix Bernard   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Katherine Davis   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Danny Kopelson   Engineer
John Meyer   Composer
Henry Onorati   Composer
Robert Wells   Composer
Dick Smith   Composer
John Francis Wade   Composer
Tony Springer   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Joan Javits   Composer

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