I gave Eric the name of seven pianists and asked him to write down the first words that came to his mind. Kinda cool!

Cory: Wynton Kelly

Eric Reed: ‘pocket’

Cory Oscar Peterson

Eric: ‘precision’

Cory Bill Evans

Eric: ‘light’

Cory: Monk

Eric: ‘aggressive’

Cory: McCoy Tyner –

Eric: ‘powerful’

Cory: Bud Powell

Eriic: ‘fluid’

Cory: Mulgrew Miller

Eric: ‘lines’

ImagePiano master Eric Reed first rose to fame with Wynton Marsalis and then the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. One of the important new ambassadors of jazz, Reed is a musician’s musician whose repertoire often includes gospel, Broadway, and Monk.


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