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Blue moon 04:18
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Dear Bix 04:42
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BedLam 03:09
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Bye,bye,baby 04:15

about

BEDlam is another in the series of recordings by the unusual, fun, swinging quartet known as BED. The group’s name is the humorous acronym formed by the names of three of the band members: Becky, Eddie, and Dan. However, bassist Joel Forbes’s contributions are essential to the band’s remarkable sound. As always, Joel is heard playing acoustically here, and his rich, deep bass is much of the reason for the band’s warm, glowing sound.
This is another great collection of interesting and often-overlooked songs from the Golden Era of American songwriting. The voice of Rebecca Kilgore is sublime, and her cool phrasing has made her in demand all over the world. Like the warm-toned trombonist Dan Barrett, Rebecca has performed at Carnegie Hall and at jazz parties and major jazz festivals all over the world. Listen as she reimagines Peggy Lee’s up- tempo hit, It’s A Good Day as a finger-popping, Gospel-infused ode to joy.
Dan Barrett uses his special vintage mute for a suitably-bluesy contribution to Blue Moon.
You’ll give Eddie Erickson a standing ovation (as many audiences have done all over the world) when you hear his fantastic guitar playing and his singing. Eddie is also Rebecca’s own favorite vocalist! Eddie’s beautiful baritone voice is heard in several vocals here, and in duets with Rebecca. Eddie was recently inducted into the American Banjo Hall Of Fame. His swinging plectrum banjo playing can be heard in several selections in this variety-packed album. Another highlight in this set is Eddie’s solo banjo rendition of selections from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Oklahoma!
The title track, Bedlam, is of course a riff on the quartet’s name, but it is also a hip, boppish blues melody by the hip, boppish tenor saxophonist Wardell Gray. BED’s longtime friend and resident genius Ray Landsberg contributed the hip, boppish lyrics that Rebecca debuts here.

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released October 1, 2020

Rebecca Kilgore Vocals
Dan Barrett Trombone
Eddie Erickson Guitar
Joel Forbes Bass

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Dan Barrett Costa Mesa, California

Since 1977, many European festivals; co-led Alden-Barrett Quintet; B. Goodman & B.
Clayton Orchs, ’85-86; 5x @ Carnegie Hall; film soundtracks (Cotton Club & 5 Woody
Allen films); USA jazz parties & festivals; Woody Allen’s ‘96 European Tour; in-demand
artist/clinician in USA & Europe; Biog. in Encyclopedia of Jazz & Guinness Who’s Who
of Jazz; father of Andrew Barrett, renowned ragtime pianist.
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