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Sharay Reed Releases “Double Cheese”
New Albums

Sharay Reed Releases “Double Cheese”

Sharay Reed has released his second bass album, entitled “Double Cheese”. The five-song EP covers a decent amount of stylistic ground while being tied together by the bassist’s unshakable grooves.

Cory Henry: Don’t Forget (Live)
Bass Videos

Cory Henry: Don’t Forget (Live)

Cory Henry has a new album coming out on October 30th. From “Something to Say”, here’s the live performance video for the first track, “Don’t Forget”. As usual, Sharay Reed is in the pocket!

Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles: Testify
Bass Videos

Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles: Testify

I’m always excited to see a new Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles video drop. Here’s one they shared a few days ago. The band – which includes Sharay Reed on bass – is absolutely on fire on the tune, “Testify.”

Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles: In The Water
Bass Videos

Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles: In The Water

Whenever I see a new video by Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles hit, I stop what I’m doing to check it out - especially to hear what Sharay Reed does on the tune. Here’s their performance of “In The Water.”

Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles: Love Will Find A Way
Bass Videos

Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles: Love Will Find A Way

Sharay Reed is all about groove. Here’s a new live clip by Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, who perform “Love Will Find A Way” at the Resident in celebration of Cory’s birthday.

Groove – Episode #60: Sharay Reed
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #60: Sharay Reed

Sharay Reed is a proficient player on the upright, electric, and synth bass. He’s performed with countless artists, including his current work with Cory Henry. He’s our guest for this month’s episode of Groove.

Sharay Reed Joins Cory Henry for “Live in Love” Tour
Concerts & Tours

Sharay Reed Joins Cory Henry for “Live in Love” Tour

Cory Henry is hitting the road this month with his band to support his latest release, “Art of Love,” but fans can expect something even newer. The Funk Apostles is anchored by bassist Sharay Reed.

Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles (Featuring B.Slade): Inner City Blues
Bass Videos

Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles (Featuring B.Slade): Inner City Blues

This band is the definition of pocket. Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, featuring bassist Sharay Reed, lay it down in this clip of them performing the classic Marvin Gaye hit, “Inner City Blues.”

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Bass Videos

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

I really dig Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, and I also dig NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series. So here’s a double dose of awesome. Even better, the first thing you hear is Sharay Reed, who is putting on a clinic in this clip.

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles: Staying Alive
Bass Videos

Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles: Staying Alive

This one is all pocket. Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles took the stage at Frankfurt Jazz in 2017, with Sharay Reed on bass, and performed their groovy version of the Bee Gees’ “Staying Alive.”

Sharay Reed Releases “Be There: A Book of Bass”
Sheet Music & Instruction

Sharay Reed Releases “Be There: A Book of Bass”

Bassist Sharay Reed has self-published a new book called Be There: A Book of Bass. Available in PDF and audiobook formats, the book contains insight into the Chicago-based musician’s style and thoughts on music. “It’s taken me 30 years to learn it and 3 years to write it, but it’s finished and it’s got Bass,” Reed shared on Instagram. “This...

Sharay Reed: What’s Going On Bass Solo
Bass Videos

Sharay Reed: What’s Going On Bass Solo

We often feature solo bass tunes, but this one is a little different. Sharay Reed channels the spirit of James Jamerson by playing a solo bass line to the Marvin Gaye hit “What’s Going On” in this clip from the One Mic show. Reed weaves his own bass line for the song while keeping the groove in the Motown vein....