Now Is Mike Reed

Now Is Mike Reed

On May 14, 2016, Ben Remsen and Mike Reed spent a couple hours in the latter’s office in the Roscoe Village neighborhood of Chicago, listening to music in some way related to Mike’s work.

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Intro: “Reesie's Waltz”
People Places & Things
from A New Kind of Dance (2015)
available from 482 Music

Greg Ward, alto saxophone
Tim Haldeman, tenor saxophone
Jason Roebke, bass
Mike Reed, drums, this composition
this track also features Matthew Shipp

Outro: “I'll Be Right Here Waiting”
Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid, Mike Reed
from Artifacts (2015)
available from 482 Music

Nicole Mitchell, flute, electronics
Tomeka Reid, cello
Mike Reed, drums

“Battery Blues”
Philly Joe Jones
from Showcase (1959)
readily available via the normal avenues
Blue Mitchell, trumpet
Julian Priester, trombone, composition
Bill Barron, tenor saxophone
Pepper Adams, baritone saxophone
Dolo Coker, piano
Jimmy Garrison, bass
Philly Joe Jones, drums

“Status Quo”
Clifford Jordan, John Gilmore
from Blowing in from Chicago (1957)
readily available via the normal avenues
Cliff Jordan, tenor saxophone
John Gilmore, tenor saxophone
Horace Silver, piano
Curly Russell, bass
Art Blakey, drums

“South Africa Goddam”
Max Roach & Archie Shepp
from The Long March (1979)
readily available via the normal avenues
Archie Shepp, tenor saxophone
Max Roach, drums

“Ithi Gqi”
Louis Moholo-Moholo Octet
from Spirits Rejoice (1978)
less readily available via the normal avenues
Kenny Wheeler, trumpet
Evan Parker, tenor saxophone
Nick Evans, trombone
Radu Malfatti, trombone
Keith Tippett, piano
Harry Miller, bass
Johnny Dyani, bass
Louis Moholo, drums

“Change of the Season”
ICP Orchestra
from Two Programs (1984)
available from Subterranean Distro

Misha Mengelberg, piano
Ab Baars, soprano and tenor saxophone, clarinet
Michael Moore, alto saxophone, clarinet
Wolter Wierbos, trombone
Maurice Horsthuis, viola
Ernst Reijseger, cello
Han Bennink, percussion

“31st and State”
Wilbur Ware
from The Chicago Sound (1957)
readily available via the normal avenues
Wilbur Ware, bass
Johnny Griffin, tenor saxophone
John Jenkins, alto saxophone
Junior Mance, piano
Wilbur Campbell, drums

“Quartet No. 2”
Roscoe Mitchell
from Old/Quartet (1975, rec. 1967)
available from Nessa Records

Roscoe Mitchell, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet, flute, percussion instruments
Lester Bowie, trumpet, flugelhorn percussion instruments
Malachi Favors Maghostut, bass, percussion instruments
Phillip Wilson, drums

“Il Porno Star”
from At Action Park (1994)
available from Touch & Go Records

Steve Albini, guitar, vocals
Bob Weston, bass
Todd Trainer, drums

“Rocket Street”
from Revisit (2010)
available from Delmark Records

Artur Majewski, trumpet
Kuba Suchar, drums