Bob Reynolds is an American jazz tenor saxophonist and Grammy Award-winning member of the band Snarky Puppy. Widely known for his work with both Snarky and John Mayer, he is a prolific composer and recording artist with 9 top-selling solo albums to his credit. Recently Bob released his latest release titled “Runway”.
When asked about is latest release bob explained “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 song-craft. 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.”
1. Wash Over Me | 2. Second Wind | 3. The Last Dance | 4. Downfall | 5. Runway | 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
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”
Release Date: 2 April 2020
Format: CD | Digital
Label; Self Release
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Last modified: April 23, 2020