Eric Reed – Everybody Gets the Blues CD


1. Everybody Gets the Blues
2. Cedar Waltzin’ ~ Don’t You Worry ’bout a Thing
3. Naima
4. Martha’s Prize
5. Yesterday ~ Yesterdays
6. Up Jumped Spring
7. Dear Bud
8. New Morning
9. Road Life

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8-panel Digipak Album

“Reed shines throughout the program, especially on the ballads, including his meditative, nine-minute gem, ‘New Morning.’”
— Bobby Reed, Downbeat

“Not only does the listener get the blues, they get funk, Latin, bop, a nod to pop and the ever-present, deep-rooted clangour of gospel music.”
— Mark Youll, Jazz Journal

“An album on which he not only revitalizes the gospel roots of his passion for jazz but also draws strength from music to face down struggles both personal and global – whether via original compositions or by reimagining works of a wide range of artists, bridging the generations between Cedar Walton and Stevie Wonder, as if wanting to uncover hidden truths within their art.”
— Matt Micucci, Jazziz

#1 JazzWeek radio chart


On EVERYBODY GETS THE BLUES, Eric Reed makes his strongest statement yet in a lifelong mission to revitalize the gospel roots of jazz. Joined by a thrilling quartet with Tim Green, Mike Gurrola, and McClenty Hunter, Reed finds inspiration and some unexpected connections in the music of Cedar Walton, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, John Coltrane, Freddie Hubbard while rediscovering the gospel lifeblood that fuels his jazz passion.

It was the sound of gospel that Reed first heard and first played, and that was at the core of his earliest love of jazz. “When I first started playing jazz as a child, my fascination with the music of Horace Silver, Ramsey Lewis, or Dave Brubeck resonated with what I heard growing up in church, listening to piano players like James Cleveland and Herbert Pickard and Curtis Dublin. I said, ‘Wait a minute, this doesn’t sound like the stuff I play in church, but it’s very closely connected. What’s going on here?’”

“For too many years, I ignored my own instincts,” the pianist says. “I started out playing different kinds of music with all different kinds of people, but I took a detour. This record is a turning point; it’s finally time to start doing what it is that I want to do.”

Through a range of moods and styles, Eric Reed recognizes that EVERYBODY GETS THE BLUES, offering a spirited act of communion for those wanting to commiserate and a vigorous set of swing for those who’ve come out the other side.

released April 12, 2019

Eric Reed – piano & Fender Rhodes
Tim Green – alto & soprano saxophones
Mike Gurolla – bass
McClenty Hunger – drums

Recorded on November 6, 2018
at Sear Sound Studio C, NYC

Produced by Paul Stache & Damon Smith
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Christopher Allen
Studio Assistant: Owen Mulholland
Photography by Jimmy and Dena Katz
Design by Damon Smith and Paul Stache

Eric Reed plays Yamaha pianos and keyboards
McClenty Hunter plays Sabian cymbals with Vic Firth sticks
Tim Green plays Conn-Selmer and Yanigasawa Wind Instruments,
and D’Addario Woodwinds Reeds

Weight 0.33 lbs