Jazz Saxophonist Benny Reid To Release New Album: “Escaping Shadows” Out In Stores September 15th
Concord Jazz has announced the release of Escaping Shadows, the sophomore album form alto saxophonist Benny Reid. On his new release, 29-year-old Reid reveals the next vital step in his maturation as an adventurous artists and an ambitious composer. The album features nine originals and one cover song. It will be available in stores and on Amazon September 15th, 2009.
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About The Album:
Noteworthy originals include the volume-surging, rock-grooved “Facing The Edge” and the hybrid “New Days” that starts with a jazz groove followed by a jungle beat in the middle section. The lone cover of the CD is a pensive rendering of Pat Metheny‘s “Always And Forever.”
Benny Reid recorded Escaping Shadows with his own group to build upon the rapport they developed while working on the road together for the past two years. Members of the group include guitarist Richard Padron, wordless vocalist Jeff Taylor and percussionist Ryan Fitch, all of whom also played on Reid’s debut album FINDINGS (2007, Concord Jazz). In addition, Reid recruited pianist Pablo Vergara, bassist Daniel Loomis and drummer Kenny Grohowski to record the new album.