Alto Reed

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Reed performing in January 2019

Alto Reed (born Thomas Neal Cartmell, May 16, 1948 – December 30, 2020)[1] was an American saxophonist. He was best known as a long-time member of Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band.[2] He also was a member of the Grand Funk Railroad.[3] Reed was born in Detroit, Michigan. His career began in 1972.

Reed died of problems caused by colon cancer in Detroit on December 30, 2020. He was 72 years old.[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Pevos, Edward (December 30, 2020). "Bob Seger remembers longtime bandmate Alto Reed, dead at 72: 'He was funky, could scat'". mlive. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 McCollum, Brian (December 30, 2020). "Alto Reed, longtime saxophone player with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, dies at 72". Detroit Free Press.
  3. Lee, Janet W. (December 30, 2020). "Alto Reed, Longtime Saxophone Player for Bob Seger, Dies at 72". Variety.