of the three musicians in this outstanding trio has earned a reputation
for excellence and success throughout a long period of musical
activity in Canada.
Iona Reed (Pukara) won the Coupe Mondiale in 1962 held in Prague,
Czechoslovakia. She and her teacher, Karl Pukara (who later became
her husband), made several recordings together as well as performing
and adjudicating in throughout Ontario and Quebec, in the United
States and in Europe.
Ron Kelly has been playing guitar for more than 47 years and has
performed with many Canadian jazz greats. He has performed with
Iona Reed since 1984 and is regarded by his fellow musicians as
one of the finest jazz guitarists in Northern Ontario.
Bill Tuttle on drums & percussion is a recognized artist as
well as a musician. He has 48 years experience performing as a
drummer and Latin percussionist with local dance bands. He co-led
his highly successful country-rock group from 1978 to 1981.
The Iona Reed Trio is one of the very few dance bands on the music
scene today that performs Continental, Latin American and Broadway
Standards, according to the liner notes by Judi Koski. All the
musical arrangements are by Iona Reed and Ron Kelly. The title
of this CD, For Lovers Only is most aptly chosen!
These tunes are the kind that make couples want to get out on
the dance floor, hold each other close, and whisper sweet nothings
while dancing to these very danceable melodies with interesting
rhythms and fine arrangements. Some of the tunes you will know
immediately, others you may need to look up, but all of them are
well chosen. The experience of the group is evident.
Everyone will enjoy this CD but the over 50 crowd
will really love it. Actually, anyone who likes to dance will
love it! All of you accordionists wishing to play for the society
fund-raisers and clubs that feature dinner dances should study
this CD. It has just the right assortment of dance styles to keep
the crowds happy. They are played very well with nice dynamics
and colorful selections of switches. Great listening, but you
honestly wont want to listen; you will want to dance!
The CD sells for $20.00 Canadian and the price includes all taxes
plus a donation to the Alzheimer Society. Purchases may be made
by contacting Iona Reed or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
although the Trio is in the process of obtaining an accordions.com
website at the moment, so it may be best to look that up when
Supplied by: Joan
Cochran Sommers (May 2005)