Born: September 29, 1977 Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor
Saxophonist Bob Reynolds’ 2006 release, Can't Wait For Perfect, was voted “Best Debut” in the Village Voice’s 2006 Jazz Poll, and called “Some of the freshest, most compelling, and most soulful music I have heard recently” by saxophone star Joshua Redman.
Incorporating funk, rock, and soul touches, without losing the essential swing and driving intensity of jazz, Reynolds’ strength lies in his talent for creating music that is both intricate and accessible. His combination of influences as diverse as John Coltrane, James Brown, and Radiohead, yield music that is focused, energetic, and captivating.
A graduate of Berklee College of Music and a four-time winner of ASCAP’s Young Jazz Composer Award, Reynolds has performed and/or recorded with notable jazz artists including Brian Blade, Aaron Goldberg, Gregory Hutchinson, and Tom Harrell, as well as singer-songwriters Jonah Smith and Nellie McKay. Aside from leading his own groups, he currently tours with singer/guitarist John Mayer.
Bob is one hell of a saxophonist! His sound is rich and his execution is seemingly effortless. MICHAEL BRECKER
Best Debut - 2006 Jazz Poll THE VILLAGE VOICE
By far one of the most impressive CDs to debut this year. ABYSS JAZZ MAGAZINE
A self-assured saxophonist and an unassuming yet effective composer. THE NEW YORK TIMES
The CD title is ironic, since the execution is largely faultless. DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE
Irresistible...leaves one wanting more. JAZZTIMES MAGAZINE
Complex and catchy at the same time, not an easy balance to maintain in jazz. ROCHESTER CITY NEWS
Sounds something like the classic Cannonball Adderley quintet with Joe Zawinul as remixed by Radiohead. ALL ABOUT JAZZ
First-rate...An impressive debut. ALLMUSIC GUIDE