Tuesdays on the Terrace: Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things

  • Anne & John Kern Terrace Garden
    Outer east side of the MCA, accessible via the back gate and the Commons
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611


Tuesdays are always FREE for Illinois residents.

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People, Places & Things
Photo: Michael Jackson


Lauded as “nimble, progressive, and hard-swinging” by the Chicago Reader and “unpretentiously joyous” by NPR, Mike Reed’s People, Places & Things has been recording, touring, and wracking up critical acclaim since 2007. In 2008, the band released its debut recording, Proliferation, the first in a trilogy of releases celebrating the under-recognized creative forces of Chicago’s jazz, blues, and improvised music scenes in the late 1950s. On each of these recordings, the band offers insightful modern interpretations of musical gems from Chicago’s past. The group’s fifth record A New Kind of Dance (2015) added trumpet-work from Marquis Hill and pianist Matthew Shipp. As Bill Meyer said in Downbeat, People, Places & Things doesn’t “simply re-create; they create,” exploiting their carefully selected repertoire for dynamic ensemble interplay and virtuosic solo improvisations.


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