#RIP: Steve Reid

Steve Reid: 29th January 1944 – 13th April 2010

with sadness we note the death of one of percussion’s true geniuses

anima eius et animae omnium fidelium
defunctorum per dei misericordiam
requiescant in pace

during a long and distinguished career, Reid played with the likes of James Brown, Sun Ra, Ornette Coleman, and Miles Davis. starting out, he had spells drumming for the Apollo Theatre House Band and as a session player for Motown, and then went on to lead the Legendary Master Brotherhood. from 1969-71, he was imprisoned in Lewisberg Federal Penitentiary for refusing to register for the Vietnam draft.

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Lions of Juda by Steve Reid

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    • urdead2me
    • April 14th, 2010

    RIP – Steve Reid, 66, was like any 16 year old who wants to be in a band – except drummer Reid grew up 3 blocks from John Coltrane. And his bands were led by Quincy Jones, Sun Ra, Miles Davis, James Brown, Fela Kuti & Ornette Coleman. http://urdead2me.wordpress.com/2010/04/13/rip-steve-reid/

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