Philadelphia saxophonist Sam Reed has died at the age of 85, the saxist's death confirmed by his daughter Tamika.
Reed performed as recently as earlier in July. Reed's career went back decades and he played on the doo-wop hit 'Get A Job' with The Silhouettes and in the 1960s was known especially for his work at the Uptown theatre supporting big acts such as Martha and the Vandellas and Jackie Wilson.
Reed appeared on A Brand New Me by Dusty Springfield, It's Time for Love by Teddy Pendergrass and in the last decade Ready for Reed with Roberto Magris. The Philadelphia Inquirer report that a Jam for Sam tribute will be held next week.