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Making Friends with a Giant: How I first met Michael Brecker

Read "Making Friends with a Giant: How I first met Michael Brecker" reviewed by Bob Reynolds

Bob Reynolds is one of those great tenor saxophone players and teachers you should know but perhaps don't. He's in that class of great musicians like drummer Anwar Marshall, tenor player Tivon Pennicott, and Scottish guitarist Kevin Mackenzie who work steadily, gigging and releasing an increasingly excellent body of work you should definitely check out if you haven't yet heard it. Bob is a Grammy Award-winning member of the band Snarky Puppy and is known for his work with both ...

INTERVIEW

Bob Reynolds: Communication Is Key

Read "Bob Reynolds: Communication Is Key" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Bob Reynolds, a saxophonist and composer of note with nine recordings under his own name and a work load that has him playing with artists like Larry Carlton, Snarky Puppy, Josh Groban, John Mayer and others, pauses when considering the genre of jazz and how he fits in. Reynolds doesn't have to apply his talents to the changes of jazz standards or neo-bop workouts written by his peers to be fulfilled. He can do it. It can be ...

RADIO

Bob Reynolds Group Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

Read "Bob Reynolds Group Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam" reviewed by BIMHUIS

Soulful, danceable, dynamic, the missing link between Yellowjackets and D'Angelo: that's how you could describe this Los Angeles-based group. The foursome started in 2015 and have been playing regular gigs in famous jazz clubs such as the Baked Potato and the Blue Whale, developing a natural-sounding blend of jazz, soul, R&B and pop. The first Bob Reynolds release came out in May. Personnell: Bob Reynolds: saxophone, Ruslan Sirota: piano, Janek Gwizdala: bass; Chaun Horton: drums. Recording ...

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ALBUM REVIEW

Bob Reynolds: Can't Wait For Perfect

Read "Can't Wait For Perfect" reviewed by Stephen Latessa

Way too many jazz “composers come up with a derivative riff and hastily christen the piece a composition. While that may be technically true, there is quite a difference between these works and full-bodied, sturdy efforts that can stand on their own. Fortunately for listeners, saxophonist Bob Reynolds easily earns the title of composer with the material he presents on Can't Wait For Perfect. The strong performances by the musicians and the deployment of uniquely thoughtful instrumentation add even more ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Bob Reynolds: Can't Wait For Perfect

Read "Can't Wait For Perfect" reviewed by Joshua Weiner

The sheer quality of so much of the music performed by (relatively) unknown up-and-coming musicians is gratifying, for obvious reasons, but it can also be troubling. It is difficult to escape the realization that too many of these musicians will ultimately fail to get the attention they deserve.

How nice it is, then, to hear Bob Reynolds, a gifted young saxophonist and composer whose record Can't Wait For Perfect is already garnering raves from no less than the likes of ...


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