Jazz Funk - Before The Dawn - Darryl Reeves





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Published on Jan 14, 2011

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Darryl Reeves - Before The Dawn (by Patrice Rushen)

Album: Diary of a Bandstand

Darryl Reeves - Alto Saxophone
Russell Gunn - Trumpet
Quamon Fowler - Tenor Saxophone
Robert Glasper - Fender Rhodes
Edwin Livingston - Bass
& Lumark Gulley - Drums (RIP)


Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Diary-of-a-Band...

Darryl Reeves, Saxophonist

Darryl Reeves was born in Jackson, MS to a musical family. He grew up in Miami, and quickly adopted the alto saxophone as his instrument. Moved by hip-hop samples originating from jazz, Reeves was led to being influenced by Charlie Parker and John Coltrane. Reeves graduated from Jackson State University with a Bachelors in Music Education, and subsequently released The Activator (2002), a straight-up gem that solidified his place as an emerging player. Reeves then completed his Masters of Music at the University of New Orleans.

In 2004, Reeves released the funky and playful Diary of a Bandstand, to ample acclaim. It featured Russell Gunn and Robert Glasper and cemented Reeves' reputation for presenting a new outlook on the sound, style and production of jazz music. Currently a senior faculty member at the Art Institute of Atlanta, his expertise in audio production has expanded his creative and technical approach to music. He has toured and recorded with notable artists including Roy Ayers, Frank McComb, Julie Dexter, Kirk Whalum, Jill Scott, Russell Gunn, Angie Stone, Toku and most recently, Janelle Monae & B.O.B. Reeves is at work on his next album, a vivid blend of jazz-funk, inspired by Herbie Hancock and other 1970s jazz musicians.

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