Reviews

‘Get into the flow’ In which Tad Weed learns how to follow the jazz greats
by Charles L. Latimer

Tad Weed spends a lot of time nowadays teaching and recording in his home studio in Ypsilanti. It’s a change for the 48-year-old pianist who for 20 years toured nonstop with such
A-listers as saxophonist Charles Lloyd, bandleader Woody Herman and lots of singers: Anita O’Day, Carmen McRae, Jack Jones, Paul Anka, Chaka Khan. Read More by Charles L. Latimer

A Tribute to Gene Harris
AMG Expert Review, by Michael G. Nastos

Weed is known for his more progressive music as a sideman on the Nine Winds label, but he is also an incredible interpreter of standards. In this solo piano tribute to recently deceased pianist Harris, Weed grows healthy stalks of improvised, two-handed streams of consciousness. Read More by Michael G. Nastos

Soloing
Jazz Journal International, by Pat Hawes

Tad Weed is a new name to me, but after hearing this album, I certainly want to hear more of him. Read more by Pat Hawes

A Quartet Plus One Are Without Equal
Los Angeles Times, by Leonard Feather

Weed’s “My Love” with Shepherd on soprano sax, exemplified the group’s ability to mold a work into a multifaceted concerto. Weed has all bases covered, from funky blues to the border of the avant-garde. Read more by Leonard Feather

Tad Weed Soloing
Ottawa X PRESS, by David Lewis

Clifford Brown’s uptempo “Joyspring” is perhaps his strongest solo performance. Weed revels in the challenges posed by Brown’s melody and explores them at dazzling tempos. His technique also commands the trio sides, from the buoyant swing and surging intensity of “I’ve Never Been In Love Before” to a cooking version of Wayne Shorter’s “Lester Left Town”. Read More by David Lewis

Jazz Pick of the Week,
LA Weekly, by Zan Stewart

Their work is characterized by rich, reverberating tones, crisp execution and a penchant for pulsing lines packed with memorable notes. They are the kinds of players who, with listener support and experience on the bandstand, could possibly grow into the Bud Powell’s, Sonny Clarks and Bill Evanses of tomorrow. Read More by Zan Stewart

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