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Concord Jazz announced the release of Escaping Shadows, the sophomore album from alto saxophonist and bandleader Benny Reid. On his new release, 28-year-old Reid reveals the next vital step in his maturation as an adventurous artist and an ambitious composer. The album features nine originals and one cover song, and will be available everywhere September 15, 2009. Produced by Reid and Chris Dunn, Escaping Shadows spotlights Reid and his band as embarking on a passionate, largely upbeat and lyrical journey. The album includes pieces that were written around the time of his debut album Findings, which the saxophonist cites as a highly creative period for him
Mike LeDonne: Where There’s Smoke
by Bob Kenselaar
Mike LeDonne has more than made his mark in jazz over the years, on both piano and organ. One of the New York jazz scene's premier instrumentalists, he's long been a favorite of fellow musicians. He is incredible," said the late Oscar Peterson, who once described how he would rush to hear LeDonne play every night ...
By Benny Reid
Label: Concord Music Group
Track listing: The Final Chapter; Five Years Later; Sleeping Beauty; Facing the Edge; New Days; The Most Beautiful Girl I Ever Knew; Firelight; Cutting; Always & Forever; Escaping Shadows.
The Jazz Session #113: Benny Reid
On his second album, Escaping Shadows (Concord, 2009), saxophonist Benny Reid continues to explore the musical path first laid down by Pat Metheny. In this interview, recorded just after Reids performance at the 2009 Tanglewood Jazz Festival, Reid talks about the influence of Metheny; why he chooses to compose everything from the melodies to the bass ...
Benny Reid: Escaping Shadows
by Woodrow Wilkins
To listen to Benny Reid's music is to hear a strong Pat Metheny influence. That's not a bad thing, but it is something the 28-year-old aims to move away from with Escaping Shadows, his second release as a leader. Reid graduated from the music program at Indiana University. In addition to Metheny, his influences ...
Featuring the music of Benny Reid
Jazz Honors The Beatles
by Michael Ricci
When The Beatles first emerged at the forefront of The British Invasion, few could have predicted the impact they'd have beyond the world of rock and pop. Early albums, and songs like Love Me Do," She Loves You" and I Want to Hold Your Hand," were hardly the grist for something more. But by ...
Take Five With Benny Reid
by AAJ Staff
Instrument(s):Alto saxophone.Teachers and/or influences?Starting with my alto sax teacher in high school, Andy Fusco of Buddy Rich Band fame, and throughout college at Indiana University I studied with Tom Walsh, who is a great jazz and classical player that really knows how to bring out the individualism in each student. ...
Benny Reid Releases New CD - Escaping Shadow
The new sophomore release from saxophonist Benny Reid, Escaping Shadows, hits stores today (CD & digital) via Concord Jazz Records. Noteworthy originals include the volume-surging, rock-grooved “Facing the Edge” and the hybrid “New Days” that starts with a jazz groove followed by a jungle beat in the middle section. The lone cover ...
Benny Reid to Release New Album
On September 15th, Concord Jazz Records will release Escaping Shadows, the new album from jazz saxophonist Benny Reid. On his new release, 28-year-old Reid reveals the next vital step in his maturation as an adventurous artist and an ambitious composer. The album features nine originals and one cover song. Noteworthy originals include the volume-surging, rock-grooved “Facing ...