Ed Reed – Born To Be Blue

July 12, 2011 / No Comments / Tags: akira tana, anton schwartz, blue shorts records, born to be blue, ed reed, randy porter, robb fisher

(Blue Shorts Records)

Ed Reed is a singer with great vocal chops, years and musical wisdom. His latest recording was born of a five night stand in Bern, Switzerland in 2009. The musical cameraderie from those nights became the genesis of this excellent recording. In fact, the wonderfully talented musicians on the gig became a part of this project. The ensemble includes Akira Tana on drums, Randy Porter on piano, Robb Fisher on bass and Anton Schwartz on tenor saxophones. The album is comprised Reed’s renditions of great standards, which he delivers like in the pleasing and enjoyable way of a veteran singer who knows his way around a song or two.

Click here to listen to a clip of “Old Country”.

Tracks: Old Country, Born To be Blue, Inside a Silent Tear, Throw it Away, All My Tomorrows, End of a Love Affair, She’s Funny That Way, Your’d Looking at Me, Some Other Time, Never Kiss and Run, Monk’s Dream, How Am I to Know, Wee Baby Blues .

Website: http://edreedsings.com