Four Tet plays for the Steve Reid Foundation
Kieran Hebden, best known by ethereal, moody music lovers as Four Tet, is returning to New York to play an extended set with special significance. The abstract experimentalist will play a special open to close set at Analog BK this Saturday to commemorate his long standing friend and fellow artist, Steve Reid.
A beautiful music partnership sprouted between acclaimed jazz drummer, Steve Reid and Four Tet in the Spring of 2005. The two collaborated on two shows of improvisational music in London and Paris, working off of one another’s rhythm to create something truly magical. The improvised collaboration grew into a series of international tours and the release of two albums, ‘The Exchange Session Vol. 1’ and ‘The Exchange Session Vol. 2’. Aside from an undoubted synchronicity on the stage, Reid and Four Tet became very dear friends. Said with a heavy heart, Steve Reid was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2009 and later passed in the Spring of 2010.
“I started the Steve Reid Foundation as a tribute to a legendary musician, an inspiring human being and a good friend. Steve Reid was a phenomenal jazz drummer from New York who worked with many of the music greats like Miles Davis, Fela Kuti, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix and Sun Ra. His illustrious career was also marked by innovation, experimentation and breaking frontiers, especially through his collaborations with Four Tet. Steve is one of the most remarkable people I have ever met. Aside from having enormous talent, the most incredible stories and a zest for life, he had a big heart and a generous spirit, and to this day I feel humbled when I remember how modest he was. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Steve Reid’s life than to start a charity to help other musicians in his name.If you love music like I do, please support the people making it.” – Gilles Peterson
On Saturday, June 10th, 2017 join Four Tet for an intimate open to close set to commemorate the life of a legendary musician and a fellow New York friend. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Steve Reid Foundation.
Analog BK – 77 2nd Ave, Brooklyn NY 11215