Archive for November 8th, 2009

Dan Reynolds – River Maiden

Dan Reynolds started his career performing regularly with DC-based jazz greats such as Marshall Keys, Ron Holloway, Keter Betts, Scott Ambush, Vinny Valentino, & Keith Killgo of the Blackbyrds. He also worked with Eddie Harris, Larry Coryell, Najee, Maysa, Ken Navarro and many more.

His first solo project Never Alone (1993) was followed by Lifeline (1994), To Be Sure (2000) and now River Maiden. Greg and Gary Grainger, Marshall Keys, Al Williams, & Scott Ambush are among the artists of this album. To classify his album just as smooth doesn’t do justice to his musical art. His work deserves a closer observation.

Last Chance is the starting point of all good. Dan’s piano and Rob Holmes’ sax introduce into the melody expanding to awesome solo performances of Dan and guitarist Dan Leonhard which bridge the fragments of the melody line. The song is closed by Rob’s final subtle sax solo.

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