Mike Reed's People, Places and Things - Clean on the Corner

Greg Ward – alto saxophone

Tim Haldeman – tenor saxophone

Jason Roebke – bass

Mike Reed – drums

with special guests:

Craig Taborn – piano

Josh Berman – cornet

“Drummer Reed has recorded and performed prolifically with his People, Places & Things, a fascinating musical experiment that refracts the jazz past through the sensibilities of the present. The newest recording characteristically echoes the bebop era but also bristles with experimental concepts on pitch, color and structure. A palpable blues spirit pervades pieces such as Reed’s “Where the Story Ends” and “House of Three Smiles,” composed by Jason Adasiewicz with Reed. Other works, such as Reed’s “The Lady Has a Bomb” and Roscoe Mitchell’s “Old” convey a streaked-with-dissonance melodic quality one associates with the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). Saxophonists Greg Ward and Tim Haldeman do much of the heavy lifting here, with disarming sighs from cornetist Josh Berman.” — Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune