• Eric Reed

As I wrote in a blog post last week, fall offers an embarrassment of riches when it comes to live music. In this week’s Soundboard the Reader covers 14 artists playing in town over the next week (plus two festivals), but of course that’s just scratching the surface. I’ll write about more upcoming shows tomorrow, but for now here’s a look at some jazz action this weekend that didn’t make it into our print coverage. Tonight accomplished mainstream postbop pianist Eric Reed kicks off a four-night stand at the Jazz Showcase with his trio, and tomorrow night famous frizzy-haired guitarist Pat Metheny plays a sold-out show at the Old Town School of Folk Music.