Born: December 28, 1966
Critics have called saxophonist/composer Rob Reddy a versatile and adventurous saxophonist (Scott Yanow, All Music Guide) and an impressive and open-minded tunesmith (Troy Collins, AllAboutJazz.com), noting that he sounds, and dares to sound, like no one but himself (Brian Morton, Jazz Review). Since the early 1990s, wrote Harry Newman in a feature article in Downtown Express, Rob Reddy has been forging a way uniquely his own as a jazz composer, saxophone player, and bandleader in New York.
Rob Reddy grew up on the north shore of Long Island, New York. He began studying piano and composing at an early age under the tutelage of Ranny Reeve, a local Jazz pianist and composer. Soon after he began playing saxophone and went on to study with trumpeter Dave Burns, and saxophonists Makanda Ken McIntyre and Dave Liebman. He continued his studies at the New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music....
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InterviewsMore articles about Rob Reddy
—Howard Mandel, Jazziz
...Reddy’s is an adventure that benefits fans of any jazz era.
—Andrew Bartlett, Amazon.com
“Rob Reddy’s music is truly American: confident without being arrogant, brash but not swaggering and celebratory to the point of boisterousness and joyous unrestraint.
—Allen Huotari, All About Jazz
Since the early 1990s, Rob Reddy has been forging a way uniquely his own as a jazz composer, saxophone player and bandleader in New York.”
—Harry Newman, Downtown Express
“Reddy understands the link between rhythm and song as well as any younger composer in the wake of Henry Threadgill...
—Leone Evangelista, All About Jazz
“...Reddy sounds, and dares to sound, like no one but himself.
—Brian Morton, Jazz Review
“...Reddy has assembled a fine cast of players, each with an uncommon ability to evoke a broad range of images as they interpret these beautifully complex compositions.
—Elliott Simon, AllAboutJazz
“Released last year, A Hundred Jumping Devils projects a number of the qualities that distinguish Mr. Reddy's best music: stealthy propulsion, sturdy lyricism and a sound that reconciles classical harmony with folk rusticity...