Steve Reid

April 13, 2012

Today it is two years since we lost Steve Reid. We feel lucky and honored to have been given the opportunity to release music by Steve Reid. Last years Kieran Hebden/Steve Reid/Mats Gustafsson album “Live At The South Bank” is one of the proudest moments in the label’s history. And we are forever grateful for this.

RIP Steve Reid

The Thing European tour in March

March 20, 2012

20/03/2012 Chateau Neuf, Oslo, NO 21/03/2012 Energimølla, Kongsberg, NO 23/03/2012 Pannonica, Nantes, France 24/03/2012 Area Sismica, ForlĂ­ – Loc. Ravaldino in M, Italy 26/03/2012 Martinschlössl, Vienna, Austria 27/03/2012 Stadtwerkstatt/Linz/Austria 29/03/2012 The Workman´s Club, Dublin, Ireland 30/03/2012 The Black Box, Belfast, Northern Ireland 31/03/2012 Vossajazz, Voss, NO

Kieran Hebden/Steve Reid/Mats Gustafsson: The BBC review

November 20, 2011

A welcome addition to what eventually became Reid’s late-period re-emergence. Martin Longley 2011-11-18 It’s unclear whether this live recording was always destined for a release, or whether it’s been issued as a previously unplanned posthumous tribute to the recently departed New York drummer Steve Reid. Whichever way, this two-CD set is now a welcome addition to what eventually became Reid’s late-period re-emergence following decades of hip multi-genre collaborations amid a veil of semi-obscurity.

The five-year teaming of Reid and Kieren (Four Tet) Hebden

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Kieran Hebden and Mats Gustafsson interview for Fader Magazine

November 18, 2011

Check out this great Beat Construction interview that Fader Magazine did with Kieran Hebden and Mats Gustafsson here.

Preview: This story will appear in FADER #77, on stands soon. Live at the South Bank is out this week from Small Town Superjazz.

Four Tet’s Kieran Hebden gets a reaction out of Mats Gustafsson and the late Steve Reid.

Like any true sampling whiz, Kieran Hebden thinks of his

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Kieran Hebden/Steve Reid/Mats Gustafsson: 8,0 Pitchfork review

November 18, 2011

The most vital document of Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) and drummer Steve Reid’s five-year partnership is this performance as a one-time trio with Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson recorded 10 months before the 66-year-old Reid died of throat cancer.

Read the whole review here.

You can buy Kieran Hebden/Steve Reid/Mats Gustafsson from our Superstore now

November 7, 2011

If you go to our Superstore here (hosted by our friends at Robot) you can buy both the double CD and the double LP now. It is not available anywhere else before Monday next week.

Kieran Hebden/Steve Reid/Mats Gustafsson: 8/10 in Spin Magazine

November 7, 2011

For such adventurous jazz players, this Europe-only double live album was almost a prerequisite, a hard-blowing session far outside the confines of your typical American label. So it’s fitting that Four Tet’s Kieran Hebden and the recently deceased Steve Reid (drummer for Dionne Warwick and Sun Ra) have the last of their collaborations released in such a fashion. Joined by the similarly un-categorizable Swedish reedman Mats Gustafsson, Live at the South Bank is an onslaught of sound: While Reid builds

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Hear Lyman Park by Kieran Hebden/Steve Reid/Mats Gustafsson on Pitchfork

November 7, 2011

On June 20, 2009, Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet), late jazz drummer Steve Reid, and Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson performed in the foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall at London’s Southbank Centre as part of that year’s Ornette Coleman-curated Meltdown Festival. That performance was recorded, and on November 15 Smalltown Superjazz will release a recording of the performance, Live at the South Bank. “Lyman Place” is taken from that release.

Listen to the track at Pitchfork here.

Kieran Hebden/Steve Reid/Mats Gustafsson – Live At The South Bank

October 17, 2011

Released the 14th of November on 2XCD, 2XLP and download

“I had as much fun playing that night as I’ve ever had playing music.” – Kieran Hebden

“What’s happening here is a special relationship, like Miles and Coltrane, or Dizzy and Bird.” – Steve Reid

So spoke Steve Reid, veteran jazz drummer and percussionist, of the remarkable musical relationship he forged in the final years of his life with Kieran Hebden (Four Tet), the British electronic musician/producer young enough to be his grandson.

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The Quietus about the The Thing

October 3, 2011

The Quietus` Stewart Smith takes you by the hand and leads you through the bewildering back catalogue of saxophonist Mats Gustafsson with special reference to his trio, The Thing.

Read the whole thing here.



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