Henry Medicine Bear Reid
(Music Director, Composer, Arranger,
A former guest member of the
group Mannheim Steamroller, which had a number of platinum-selling albums, as well as a Grammy Award. Henry Medicine Bear
Reid studied under composer Henry Mancini, and played sessions with the group “The Carpenters” in the early years
of the band.
With multiple film scores and television segment cues, Henry has show a wide diversity in musical styles.
As a keyboardist, through the years, Henry has also acted as Music Director for live performances for Phillip Earl Johnson,
and Buddy Big Mountain, and is presently working on music CDs for both performers. Also he is working on scores for Special
Television segments, and website presentations for Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He has submitted performance arrangements,
suggestions for album content (Christmas Albums), and local orchestral performance with Mannheim Steamroller. He has been
called to work on post production sound editing and sweetening for the Ethnomusicology Department at UCLA on the Sidi Goma
radio spots. He is also a Composer/Arranger for Animation projects at UCLA Department of Animation.
Other works include
an album honoring the Apsaalooke' Tribe, Popular Folk and Children’s Songs arranged and performed in various jazz motifs,
and Orchestral Works covering Classical and Thematic Soundtrack Music.
Henry’s ancestry which includes Native American
Apsaalooke' or Crow is currently making arrangements to tour India, with The Buddy Big Mountain show, and will be the composer,
Arranger and Music Director for the project, as well as other International recording and goodwill efforts, sponsored by The
Smithsonian Institute, and American Institute of Indian Studies.
Recording Engineer, Sound Designer,
Michel has been producing music for Limitless Sky Records, an independent record label focused on music from Tanzania,
Zimbabwe, Gunea, India and Iran. In 2003 three of the albums on that label made the list of Grammy nominations. African musician
Ndala Kasheba’s album, “Yellow Card,” was named best of 2003 by the New York Times, and Robert Christagou
(probably the most noted of music critics) said “Yellow Card” is what “guitar heaven is made of.”
Michel has acted as Sound Engineer for Multiple Live Venues including the Gene Autry Museum. He is in demand for multiple
Television projects, and has worked on multiple sets as sound recorder.
Michel is always involved in a diverse
range of productions and acted as music and post audio supervisor for the “Dalai Lama Renaissance”.