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Reed, Mike People, Places & Things, : Clean on the Corner (482 Music)

Chicago drummer Mike Reed's 4th album with his quartet of saxophonists Tim Haldeman and Greg Ward and bassist Jason Roebke, here with guests Craig Taborn on piano and Josh Berman on cornet, irrepressible modern jazz.
 

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UPC: 650594108127

Label: 482 Music
Catalog ID: 482-1081
Squidco Product Code: 16391

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded by Todd Carter at Electrical Audio in October 2010. Recorded by Nick Broste at Strobe Recording in September 2010.


Personnel:

Mike Reed-drums, percussion

Greg Ward-alto saxophone

Jason Roebke-bass

Craig Taborn-piano

Josh Berman-cornet

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track listing:


1. The Lady Has a Bomb 6:27

2. Old 5:39

3. December? 3:40

4. Where the Story Ends 6:27

5. Sharon 7:44

6. House of Three Smiles 6:44

7. The Ephemeral Words of Ruth 6:42

8. Warming Down 2:05
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"Having completed their acclaimed trilogy exploring undersung repertoire from Chicago's jazz, blues and improvised music scene between 1954 and 1960, drummer/composer Mike Reed's People, Places & Things quartet embarks on a new chapter with their fourth release, Clean on the Corner.

While the new album breaks with the overarching concept of its predecessors, the rewards of Reed's extensive delving into Windy City obscurities is evident throughout Clean on the Corner. Like the composers who he initially set out to honor, Reed's own compositions embrace broad swaths of jazz history with equal vigor, arriving at the avant-garde via the traditional, or taking arcane byways to gain unique perspectives on familiar destinations. PP&T also continue to dust off deserving material from their Chicago forefathers, here spinning corkscrew filigrees on Roscoe Mitchell's "Old" and a bracing run through "Sharon," written by little-known alto player John Jenkins.

With the band's initial three-album mission completed in a dizzying two years, complemented by a hectic touring schedule, Reed envisioned their next album benefiting from a much more leisurely pace. "I originally had taken to the idea of recording the fourth PP&T installment over the course of a year," Reed writes in the album's liner notes. "We would record in various locations with guests as it presented itself. I'd also come up with music not to complete an album project but just for the sake of writing or discovering a new tune! After a while we would have that brand new record and a new process of working on a project."

Time, however, is a commodity that few musicians can spare, much less one as in-demand as Reed. Beside PP&T, he remains an integral part of the Chicago music scene as both performer, in a staggering variety of contexts, and as presenter, working on the Umbrella and Pitchfork music festivals and co-programming (with cornetist Josh Berman) the Sunday Transmission Series at the Hungry Brain for the past eleven years.

But Reed insists that his busy schedule was not the prime factor in Clean on the Corner being recorded at a much more breakneck pace than originally planned, crafted in ten hours over three studio sessions. "The forces behind my sudden change in direction are varied," he writes, "but none are musical. Some people react to life by acting out or thrill seeking - I make things."

What he made turned out to be eight vital new tunes, six originals and the two aforementioned rediscoveries, with the stellar PP&T quartet - Reed, saxophonists Greg Ward and Tim Haldeman, and bassist Jason Roebke, along with special guests Berman and pianist Craig Taborn on two tracks apiece.

"I'm never disappointed with his boundless yet humanistic abilities," Reed says of Taborn, whose collaborators include Tim Berne, Chris Potter, and James Carter. "He's one of those great examples of a person who can fit anywhere." The pianist finds his place with PP&T's history-spanning approach immediately, adding dense clusters to the hard-charging "Sharon" and spinning a mesmerizing web through "The Ephemeral Words of Ruth."

Berman, meanwhile, adds an intimate, street-corner charm to "House of Three Smiles," a piece based on vibraphonist (and frequent Reed collaborator) Jason Adasiewicz's solo on his tune "I Hope She Is Awake," the original version of which also featured Berman and Roebke. The cornetist returns to draw the album to a close with the brief "Warming Down," which replicates the final moments of the pair's Sunday night performances at the Hungry Brain.

The remainder of the stylistically diverse album includes the swaggering swing of opener "The Lady Has a Bomb," the bleak, frosty "December?" whose question mark calls the "holly jolly" aspects of the season into doubt; and "Where the Story Ends," which brackets the quartet's free-form dialogue between lovely, hushed elegance.

No longer an archaeological dig into Chicago's musical treasures, People, Places & Things continue nonetheless to find inspiration in the city's rich jazz heritage. On Clean on the Corner, Reed shows that his band is more than ready to not just spotlight that legacy, but to create its own."-482 Music


Artist Biographies:

"Craig Marvin Taborn (/ˈteɪˌbɔːrn/; born February 20, 1970) is an American pianist, organist, keyboardist and composer. He works solo and in bands, mostly playing various forms of jazz. He started playing piano and Moog synthesizer as an adolescent and was influenced at an early stage by a wide range of music, including by the freedom expressed in recordings of free jazz and contemporary classical music.

While at university, Taborn toured and recorded with jazz saxophonist James Carter. Taborn went on to play with numerous other musicians in electronic and acoustic settings, while also building a reputation as a solo pianist. He has a range of styles, and often adapts his playing to the nature of the instrument and the sounds that he can make it produce. His improvising, particularly for solo piano, often adopts a modular approach, in which he begins with small units of melody and rhythm and then develops them into larger forms and structures.

In 2011, Down Beat magazine chose Taborn as winner of the electric keyboard category, as well as rising star in both the piano and organ categories. By May 2016, Taborn had released six albums under his own name and appeared on more than eighty as a sideman."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Taborn)
11/15/2017

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