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Reggie Quinerly

Quinerly grew up in a rich musical environment – one that nourished artists as stylistically diverse as pianists Jason Moran and Robert Glasper, drummers Sebastian Whittaker, Chris Dave and Eric Harland and guitarist Mike Moreno . They all attended Houston's High School of the Performing and Visual Arts, where the teachers, said Quinerly, were "incredibly devoted. They gave us a real head start." After graduating high school he ventured to the East Coast, more specifically, the Mannes School of Music at New School University where he got to study with three great drummers: Jimmy Cobb, Lewis Nash, and Kenny Washington

New York Nowhere

Label: Redefinition Music
Released: 2021
Track listing: Reflections on the Hudson, Dreaming in Place, Somewhere on Houston, New York Nights, Celso, Wine Cooler Heads Prevail, New York Nights (revisited).

NEWS: RECORDING

Drummer-Composer Reggie Quinerly Examines His Relationship With The City That Never Sleeps On 'New York Nowhere,' Set For March 12 Release

Drummer-Composer Reggie Quinerly Examines His Relationship With The City That Never Sleeps On 'New York Nowhere,' Set For March 12 Release

Drummer-composer Reggie Quinerly tempers his ever-soulful post-bop jazz concept with a sense of rumination with the March 12 release of New York Nowhere on his own Redefinition Records. The album, Quinerly’s fourth, finds him bidding farewell to the jazz capital of the world, which he called home from 1999 to 2020. Joining him for his send-off ...

Words to Love

Label: Redefinition Music
Released: 2018
Track listing: Until I Met You, Times We've Yet to See, Love's Ferris Wheel, Still Frames, Words to Love, Hope Is My Home, Scene, You Bring Out My Best

NEWS: RECORDING

Drummer/Composer Reggie Quinerly Reveals A New Aspect Of His Musicianship With The April 20 Release Of "Words To Love"

Drummer/Composer Reggie Quinerly Reveals A New Aspect Of His Musicianship With The April 20 Release Of "Words To Love"

Hailed by DownBeat as the embodiment of “style, substance, soul, and swagger,” Reggie Quinerly is just the kind of drummer to take on a first-time challenge—like writing an album’s worth of songs featuring vocalists. “As a drummer, I’m always trying to write things you wouldn’t expect,” says Quinerly. On Words to Love, his third album as ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Terri Hinte: Co-Creating the Image of Jazz

Read "Terri Hinte: Co-Creating the Image of Jazz" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6[This is the second of an All About Jazz series of interviews and articles on “The Many Faces of Jazz Today: Critical Dialogues" in which we explore the current state of jazz around the world with musicians, journalists, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Pianist/Composer Enoch Smith Jr. To Release His 4th CD, "The Quest: Live At APC," November 11

Pianist/Composer Enoch Smith Jr. To Release His 4th CD, "The Quest: Live At APC," November 11

The Quest: Live at APC is the latest recorded chapter in composer/pianist Enoch Smith Jr.’s ongoing search to find a seamless synthesis of jazz and gospel and a balance between the spiritual and technical aspects of his creativity. Smith’s 4th CD as a leader and first live date will be released by his Misfitme Music label ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Trombonist Reggie Watkins's "Avid Admirer: The Jimmy Knepper Project" Set For July 15 Release

Trombonist Reggie Watkins's "Avid Admirer: The Jimmy Knepper Project" Set For July 15 Release

Trombonist Reggie Watkins had the opportunity to meet trombone master Jimmy Knepper just once, shortly before Knepper’s death in June 2003. Watkins was performing in his native Wheeling, WV with Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Nouveau Band, and Knepper, himself a Ferguson alumnus, was in the audience. The older musician complimented Watkins after the concert and shook ...

Invictus

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: Tavares; Nimzo Indian; Light Work; The Child Of The 808 Interlude; Variation 24; My Blue Heaven; The Star, The Crescent and The Police Captain; Kunst Uberlebt; The Child Of The 808; Lester Grant; That Right There.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Reggie Quinerly: Invictus

Read "Invictus" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Drummer Reggie Quinelry's second release as a leader Invictus is a collection of short, tightly woven and compelling pieces that Quinerly and his quintet interpret with understated fervor and sublime elegance. Quinerly showcases his compositional and leadership skills while shunning the spotlight himself. He allows his sidemen ample room for soloing as he directs the intricacies ...


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