Mike Reed Interview: “Everything Has Its Roots in Something”

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From Washington City Paper:

Drummer Mike Reed is not only a Chicago musician: He’s devoted an entire band project to exploring the Windy City’s jazz legacy. Specifically, Reed’s People, Places and Things quintet gives a free-jazz spin to the rarely trodden ground of Chicago’s scene during the hard bop era—approximately 1954-60. In advance of PP&T’s performance tomorrow night at the Black Cat, Reed spoke to Arts Desk about his city’s music, past and present, and how he spreads its gospel to farflung towns

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