Benny Reid Discography of CDs
||Escaping Shadows CD (2009) |
Benny Reid songs Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY (07/2008-08/2008).
Photographer: Devin DeHaven.
Personnel: Benny Reid (alto saxophone, keyboards); Jeff Taylor (vocals); Richard Padron (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Pablo Vergara (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards); Dan Loomis (electric bass); Kenny Grohowski (drums); Ryan Fitch (percussion).
||Findings CD (2007) |
Benny Reid CD discography Recording information: Acoustic Recording, Brooklyn, NY.
Author: Benny Reid.
Photographer: Raj Naik.
Personnel: Benny Reid (vocals, alto saxophone, keyboards); Benny Reid; Richard Padron (guitar, guitars); Reuben Rogers (bass instrument); Jeff Taylor (vocals); Aaron Goldberg (piano, Fender Rhodes piano); Antonio Sanchez (drums); Ryan Fitch (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Seth Presant.
||Now CD (2011)
Benny Reid CD discography There is a certain irony to the title of Linda Eder's reunion with her musical partner, theater composer Frank Wildhorn. Naming the album Now calls attention to the contents, which consist of newly written Wildhorn compositions with lyrics by the likes of Leslie Bricusse, Don Black, and Maury Yeston. But not only is the style of the music not current, it is rooted in a particular time. Back in the mid-'60s, pop singers like Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand used to make albums that sounded a lot like this by picking and choosing material from Broadway shows and movie themes of the day. Another good source was South American or European songs with newly commissioned English lyrics. But here, Wildhorn has written tunes that sound like the traditional pop of the mid-`60s, set to string orchestras and big bands, with Eder singing in her typically passionate style. Reused titles like "Ordinary People," "The Heat of the Night," and even "Now" (there was an earlier song by that name sung by Lena Horne in the `60s) emphasize the neo-retro nature of the project. While most of the music may have been written especially for Eder, one song, "Mad Hatter," anticipates the next Wildhorn musical, Wonderland, and is the album's jazziest, liveliest number. The overall style, however, is lush and romantic, appropriate for Eder, who is, as always, something of a Streisand soundalike. One might say, in fact, that her Streisand-lite approach is often more enjoyable than the real thing, since, while Eder's voice bears definite similarities to Streisand's, as does her phrasing, she isn't as mannered as Streisand. Still, music written in the style of an era Streisand dominated can't help but evoke the earlier singer. ~ William Ruhlmann
Liner Note Author: Linda Eder.
Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY; Studio 276, New York, NY.
Photographers: Jimmy Asnes; Carolina Palmgren.
Personnel: Benny Reid, Aaron Heick, Roger Rosenberg, David Mann , Charles Pillow (saxophone); C.J. Camerieri, John Chudoba, Tony Kadleck (trumpet); Dan Levine ...
Benny Reid Songs
Popular or famous Benny Reid music songs: Most Beautiful Girl I Ever Knew, Dancing With My Father, New Days, Cutting, Five Years Later, Facing the Edge. More music songs Destiny, Findings: A Quest for Peace, Waves of Red, Sleeping Beauty, Legend, Final Chapter, Transient Melody. More music songs Always And Forever, Firelight, Escaping Shadows. See All Songs
Benny Reid albums Key Personnel
|Member Name||Worked With|
|Jeff Taylor||Pickin' On, Ricky Skaggs, Craig Duncan, Beegie Adair, Cherryholmes, Elvis Costello, Craig Duncan and the Smoky Mountain Band, Michael Jackson, Slugs & Bugs|
|Benny Reid||Linda Eder|
|Antonio Sanchez||Donny McCaslin, Alex Sipiagin, Pat Metheny, Enrico Pieranunzi, Albare Itd, Gary Burton, Avishai Cohen, Miguel Zenon, Helio Alves|
|Aaron Goldberg||3 Cohens, Darren Barrett, Vincent Gardner, John Ellis (Saxophonist), Omer Avital, Zach Brock, Mark Elf, Wayne Escoffery, Terry Gibbs|
|Reuben Rogers||Dianne Reeves, Darren Barrett, Jimmy Greene, Matthias Lupri, Nicholas Payton, Joshua Redman, Adonis Rose, Peter Beets, Ron Blake, Charles Lloyd Quartet|
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