"A portion of sales will benefit Fendika Cultural Center and Catalytic Sound. At Fendika Cultural Center, we celebrate and renew Ethiopia’s rich cultural heritage. We welcome all creative souls; through exchange of music, dance, art, and poetry, we meditate on humanity’s one-ness, and pray for a peaceful world."
Shards and Constellations
Alexander Hawkins & Tomeka Reid
"Five of the compositions are collectively conceived with intricate textures and interplay. Two of the pieces feature works by two masters from the first generation of the AACM – Muhal Richard Abrams and Leroy Jenkins. "Shards and Constellations is a singular achievement exploring a broad spectrum of musical avenues from the lyrical to the pointillistic, from the angular to the serene. This adventurous music deserves to be heard," writes Anthony Davis in the liner notes."
Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagist
"The original soundtrack performed by Tomeka Reid & co. for the critically-acclaimed, feature-length 2014 documentary, "Hairy Who and The Chicago Imagists," directed by Leslie Buchbinder of Pentimenti Productions."
Of Things Beyond Thule Vol. 2
McPhee / Rempis / Reid / Lopez / Nilssen-Love
"A must-own for fans of these musicians – a telling insight into the give and take of five individuals asserting themselves as forces to be reckoned with, while never losing sight of their collective mission. A genuine understanding of how to be responsible to and for one another."
The Covid Tapes
Rempis / Reid / Abrams / Daisy / Damon
"THE COVID TAPES documents the efforts by saxophonist and label founder Dave Rempis to continue his creative output during a pandemic that gutted performance possibilities for artists across the globe. This two-cd set includes pieces from some of the many weekly solo performances he streamed from his broom closet-sized practice space at Unity Lutheran Church in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago from March-September of 2020. Those pieces buttress duo and trio performances mostly from outdoor concerts between July and early November that he organized on Friday evenings at Margate Park, two blocks from his house in the Uptown neighborhood. Those groupings include friends and regular collaborators Tomeka Reid - cello, Joshua Abrams - bass, Tim Daisy - drums, and Tyler Damon – drums. "
Tomeka Reid & Joe Morris
""Morris' and Reid's album is a challenge and argument for future, and more frequent, cello and guitar duo explorations. Tomeka Reid (cello), Joe Morris (guitar).""
Tomeka Reid & Nick Mazzarella
"Cellist / composer Tomeka Reid and saxophonist / composer Nick Mazzarella have become valuable contributors to the Chicago music scene(s) for over a decade. This collection of duets demonstrates equally their instrumental skills and innate musicality. The saxophone / cello combination goes back to, at least, the '50s with the Chico Hamilton Quintet and recordings by Eric Dolphy and Ron Carter in the '60s. Most relevant here though is the pairing of Julius Hemphill and Abdul Wadud in the '70s and beyond."