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Spirit Walk / Steve Reid Ensemble

Steve Reid Ensemble - Spirit Walk

Soul Jazz

Drummer Steve Reid's musical career stretches back to the 60s. Not only has he played with such greats as Sun Ra, Archie Shepp, Miles Davis and Gary Bartz to name but a few, but recorded a handful of much sought after deep jazz albums under his own name for his Mustevic label. 'Spirit Walk' is a welcome return for Steve and sees him team up with Kieran Hebden (Four Tet), who respectfully brings electronic elements to the mix. The renowned 'Lions Of Judah' is revisited but my advise is to touch down on 'Lugano' and 'For Coltrane' for some truly exceptional timeless music.

Andy Allen, 11/05