Merry Magic

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/16/2003
  • Label: Max Jazz Records
  • UPC: 610614030227
  • Catalog Number: 140302
  • Sales rank: 331,415

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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