Steve Reid

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Krentz Ratings:
Rhythmatism (1975), 6/10
Nova (1976), 6/10
Odyssey of the Oblong Square (1977), 6/10
The Exchange Station vol 1 and 2 (2005), 5.5/10
Spirit Walk (2005), 5.5/10
Tongues (2006), 5/10
Daxaar (2007), 5.5/10
NYC (2008), 5/10

Steve Reid, drummer for Sun Ra, Fela Kuti and many others, followed the lead of Pharoah Sanders and Alice Coltrane on his cosmic spiritual jams. Rhythmatism (december 1975) featured a quintet with Les Walker on piano and Arthur Blythe on saxophone and was mostly composed by Walker. Nova (march 1976), featured trumpeter Ahmend Abdullah, saxophonist Joe Rigby, pianist/electric organist Les Walker, and bassist Luis Falcon. The live radio recording Odyssey Of The Oblong Square (1977) featured trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah, saxophonists Arthur Blythe and Charles Tyler, bassist David Wertman and percussionist Mohommad Abdullah.

The Exchange Session, vol. 1 and 2 (april 2005), Spirit Walk (august 2005), Tongues (february 2006) and NYC (february 2008) were collaborations with Four Tet's electronic musician Kieran Hebden. Daxaar (january 2007) was recorded in Senegal with Hebden on electronics, Khadim Badji on percussion and Jimi Mbaye on guitar.

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