Download Gilles Peterson and Kieran Hebden's Podcast Tribute to Steve Reid
- Words: Thomas Rees
Though Steve Reid may not be a household name, nearly anyone born before 1990 has heard the percussionist's recordings—from Martha & the Vandellas' "Dancing in the Street" to James Brown's "The Popcorn" to Fela Kuti's Africa One album, Reid's intense, crisp drumming is present. Sadly, Reid passed away on April 13 after battling throat cancer, but his legacy will undoubtedly live on, and Gilles Peterson along with Kieran Hebden (a.k.a. Four Tet) have created a podcast memorializing the legendary musician. Trading off between personal reminiscences of Reid and his recordings, the podcast is a loving tribute that all music fans should get their hands on—especially if they want to hear Reid's and Hebden's massive version of Derrick May's "Strings of Life." Download the podcast here.
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