Chicago’s Mike Reed: People, Places & Things

When I originally conceived the idea for my quartet People, Places & Things the original focus was on investigating and reinventing some of the under-recorded, under-recognized aspects of Chicago jazz circa 1954-60. Not in a literal way, but in way that was informed by a modern progressive ‘jazz’ unit. I took it on in the same way that a Ph.D candidate might work on a dissertation, assembling old newspaper clippings, and of course buying (and borrowing) recordings. For me this couldn’t be a tribute record, but rather like jumping into an ocean.

– Mike Reed



Gred Ward — Saxophone

Tim Haldeman — Saxophone

Jason Roebke — Bass

Mike Reed — Drums