Ed Reed – I’m A Shy Guy

February 25, 2014 / No Comments / Tags: akira tana, anton schwartz, ed reed, I'm a shy guy, Jamie Fox, John Wiitala, randy porter, thejazzpage.com

(Blue Shorts Records)

Ed Reed is back with a new production that showcases his veteran singing skills. I’m A Shy Guy takes its title and its vibe from the music of Nat King Cole, with Reed as the experienced song man taking on a wide array of standards. Featured are tunes written or co-written by Cole, Bobby Troup, Henry Nemo Irving Mills and Louis Jordan. The band on this effort is on the money. The lineup has Randy Porter on piano, Anton Schwartz on tenor sax, Jamie Fox (not the actor) on guitar, John Wiitala on bass and Akira Tana on drums. Reed’s vocals with and great songs and musicianship is a solid bet every time.

Click to listen to a clip of “Meet Me At No Special Place”:

Tracks: I Just Can’t See for Lookin’, Baby Baby All the Time, Unforgettable, Is You Is Or Is You AIn’t My Baby, I’m a Shy Guy, That’s The Beginning of the End, Meet Me At No Special Place, I’m Lost, ‘Tis Autumn, It’s Only A Paper Moon, That Ain’t Right, I Realize Now, This Will Make You Laugh, Straighten Up and Fly Right .