Ed Reed Quintet Ft. Anton Schwartz At The Triple Door

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Ed Reed Quintet Ft. Anton Schwartz At The Triple Door
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Ed Reed Quintet Ft. Anton Schwartz At The Triple Door says
Ed Reed (the singer) • Anton Schwartz (tenor sax)
Dawn Clement (piano) • Michael Glynn (bass) • D'Vonne Lewis (drums)

Ed was voted #1 Rising Star Male Vocalist in the 2014 DownBeat Magazine critics’ poll. What makes that particularly amazing is that he’s 87 years old. Seriously. He learned jazz harmony from Charles Mingus, who used to hang out at his sister’s house across the street, when they were growing up in Watts in the 1940s. He was a vocalist for the famous Warden’s Jazz Band at San Quentin with Art Pepper & Frank Morgan in the 1960s. Ed recorded the first of his four critically acclaimed albums at age 77. Last year he had a sold out weekend at Tula’s for the Earshot Jazz festival and four months ago he had six sold out shows at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center) with famed pianist George Cables. His story of addiction, incarceration, recovery and redemption is a tribute to the power of the human spirit.
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By: Anton Schwartz