Michael Alan Reed releases free jazz improv polyphony LP, “Good Bad and”
Michael Alan Reed is a difficult musician to pin down. Elements of indie-pop, rock, jazz, folk, and country blend together in often surprising ways. Reed calls it “free jazz improv polyphony” which is good a label as any. The result is part mashup, part original composition, and completely unusual.
The musical landscapes are richly textured, as waves of different elements crash into and over one another in a complex geometry that challenges as much as it entertains.
His distinct musical style is the result of almost a decade of playing in clubs from Seattle to Hollywood and all points in between.
“Dances/parties led quickly to night-clubs, concerts and competitions where rotating song lists in the hundreds would be routinely up-dated with current hits. This environment provided an excellent opportunity to showcase originals mixed with popular radio or album tunes, seeing first-hand crowd response to original material on average of 3 – 5 shows per week.”
His efforts to remake popular music with a jazz sensibility are paying dividends already, each track on “Good Bad and” is engineered with fanatical zeal and those efforts are clear in the songs.
“Funkt” is low down and dirty, like a jam session with super intelligent aliens from another planet. “Melt” is introspective and moody, full of hidden secrets. “Noone” is full of jangly guitar and somber bass lines that drift along like waves lapping at a beach inside your mind.
Listening to “Good Bad and” is like seeing the world around you transformed – even the mundane suddenly takes on new form, and connections between styles and ideas that you never noticed before become crystal clear.
That passion for a connection is as profound as it is universal.
“With the observation that while most may not be consciously listening, we each have our own soundtrack, and some are fortunate enough to one day hear something outside ourselves syncing up to the tones inside.”
Staff Press Release Writer
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