I saw Bob's quartet in Glasgow. The band was fantastic. Their music is accessible yet still very much in the tradition of Jazz with plenty of energy and emotion. My wife does not listen to jazz, but she had a great night. Bob Reynolds music is really generous.
Nice to find another artist writing structured melodic tunes. Very fluid composition.....they just kind of merge with my experience of time at the moment. davescheffler.bandcamp.comFavorite track: Moving Pictures.
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The concept for this album was to take the spontaneity of what this band does live, bring it into the studio, and build a sonic landscape for it that felt rich and wide and reminiscent of pop & rock music that’s influenced us. This album was also, for me, about experimenting with songcraft. It's the first time I've collaborated with band members on the songwriting process. For songs like “Runway,” “Wash Over Me,” “Until The Next Time,” and “Moving Pictures,” I was trying to blur the line between improvisation and composition in a way I haven't done on a record before. This whole album was a search for opportunities to explore territories I enjoy as a soloist in other groups. Often they're different from the places I gravitate to as a composer. Collaborating with this team was a much-needed breath of fresh air for me. Like all albums, this is an experiment in documenting how I hear and play music right now. Runway captures ideals I strive for as an improviser with elements I enjoy as a listener. It feels like something fresh that’s been there all along. I'm excited to share this with you and I hope you enjoy listening to it.
Bob Reynolds, Los Angeles 2020
released April 2, 2020
Bob Reynolds - Tenor & soprano saxophones
Ruslan Sirota - Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3, Synths
Janek Gwizdala - Electric Bass, Moog Bass, Synths, Programming
Gene Coye - Drums & cymbals
Mark Lettieri - Electric Guitar on "Runway", "Always An Upside"
1. Wash Over Me
2. Second Wind
3. The Last Dance
6. Until The Next Time
7. The Peace You Find
8. Moving Pictures
9. Always An Upside
10. To Each Their Own
11. Look Up
Produced by Janek Gwizdala
Recorded Jan 13 & 14, 2020 by Nic Hard at Kingsize Soundlabs, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed by Nic Hard at Rabbit Hole Studios, NYC
Mastered by Alex DeTurk at The Bunker Studio, NYC
Studio photos by Evan Shay; Cover photo: Thomas Claeys
Artwork & design Jonas Boström
Executive Producer: Bob Reynolds
Thank you to Janek for helping me get out of my own way, for creating this landscape of music, and for steering the ship toward the vision. To Ruslan, Gene, Janek, and Mark for bringing the music to life with your inspired playing. To Nic for capturing it and creating such a rich sonic frame to place it in. To Alex for helping us make the most of our studio time. To Jonas for once again imagining what these sounds look like. To Justin, Dean, Al, and the rest of the Baked Potato gang for giving us the perfect place to discover this music. To Mike Chadwick, Sue Handley, and Bella Concerts for helping us share it live. To Mom for all the help once it’s done. And to Sadie, Hudson, and Nora for reminding me daily what life is about.
Bob Reynolds plays D’Addario reeds, Rovner Ligatures, Otto Link mouthpieces, a Selmer Mark VI tenor and Yamaha YSS-675 soprano. Janek Gwizdala plays Mattisson Basses and Aguilar Amplification. Gene Coye plays Yamaha drums and UFIP cymbals.