Pianist, Eric Reed feels the arts shouldn’t be viewed as contemporary, modern, traditional, old or new. He also doesn’t endorse cliques or camps, referring to how jazz musicians are often labeled as being from one school or another.
Eric came of age in the 1980s, during a resurgent interest in jazz. His great talent and the ‘80s jazz-friendly environment, allowed Eric long stints with many jazz masters—Freddie Hubbard, Buster Williams, Joe Henderson, Benny Carter and Wynton Marsalis. While he is appreciative of the opportunities available during this time, he is also aware and articulate about some of the disadvantages. Judy and Eric discuss this and celebrate Eric new CD, Everyone Gets The Blues.