Primary Instrument: Guitar
Art of Life Records is proud to present 17 year-old guitarist Randy Runyon's recording debut. Joining Randy on Arrival are guitarist Carl Filipiak, drummer Todd Harrison and bassist Steve Zerlin. The recording features compositions by Miles Davis (Solar), Carl Filipiak (Blues-a-Que), Joe Henderson (Recorda Me), Thad Jones (A Child Is Born), Thelonious Monk (Straight, No Chaser), Wayne Shorter (Night Dreamer & Witch Hunt) and a guitar duet version of Kern & Hammerstein's All the Things You Are. All of the tunes were chosen by Randy and reflect the taste of someone way beyond his years. Arrival was digitally recorded and mixed by John Grant at Secret Sound Studio in Maryland in 2006. All tracks have been digitally mastered using 24-bit digital technology.
Randy Runyon has performed with drummer Terri Lyne Carrington at the Blue Note and the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City, given clinics at the IAJE convention with trumpeter Tiger Okoshi, performed with saxophonist Bob Mintzer and will be performing with trumpeter Randy Brecker in the spring of 2007. Randy is currently attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and is dual majoring in Performance and Songwriting.