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Dick Reynolds

Music & Friends

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Through the jingle house he co-founded in the 1960s, composer, pianist, arranger and producer Dick Reynolds ruled Chicago's commercial recording scene throughout its heyday, supplying the world with thousands of melodies and slogans, many still recognized today. By then, he had also been the house pianist at the famed Mr. Kelly's for over a decade, where he accompanied all the greats of the period including Mel Torme, Sarah Vaughn, and Carmen McRae. With "Music & Friends," Reynolds steps back into the studio he left at retirement in 1996, creating a joyous, hard-swinging session with a reassembled band of many of the musicians he worked with over the years, including Howard Levy, Mark Colby, Mike Smith, Kelly Sill, and many more of Chicago's finest.

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TRACKS:

1 OTRA VEZ ALVAREZ 5:09
2 A SONG FOR JOHNNY 7:14
3 PLAYIN? IT COOL 3:02
4 FANCY MISS NANCY 4:13
5 SPECIAL THOUGHTS OF YOU 2:47
6 ELENA 5:01
7 A BENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS 3:38
8 BORDER TOWN 3:27
9 A SONG FOR STAN 3:28
10 GENTLE IS THE BREEZE 5:10
11 THE GOSPEL TRUTH 3:34
12 HIPITY HOPITY FUNKITY 5:05
13 REFLECTIONS (A tribute to my fishing pond) 3:45

PRODUCTION:

Produced by Dick Reynolds
Recorded by Fred Breitberg at Chicago Recording Company (crc)
Engineer Assistants: John Zacks, Wes Nelson, Daniel Bersch, Daniel Inskeep
Additional over-dub recording at Catfish Music, Chicago
Synth Programing by Jeff Boyle
Tracks 5 & 13 recorded at Dick's House in Michigan
Mixed by Fred Breitberg, Dick Reynolds & Mike Smith
Mastering by Fred Breitberg at Lincolnwood Audio Mastering
Photography By Bruce Cutean & Michael Simard
Cover design & layout by John Bishop

All Music Composed And Arranged By Dick Reynolds
Razz Ma Jazz Publishing (ASCAP)

PERFORMERS:

DICK REYNOLDS - piano, electric piano
(except 1,7,12)
RICHARD DREXLER - piano (1,7,12),
electric bass (12)
PAULINHO GARCIA - guitar (6,9,10)
KELLY SILL - bass (except 12)
JOEL SPENCER - drums
ALEJO POVEDA - percussion

HORNS (1,4,7,12):
Trumpets: DANNY BARBER, KIRK
GARRISON, DOUG SCHARF, ART HOYLE
Trombones: SCOTT BENTALL, ANDY
BAKER, TOM MATTA, MIKE YOUNG
Saxes: MIKE SMITH, PAT MALLINGER,
STEVE EISEN, ROB HAITE, JERRY DIMUZIO

HOWARD LEVY - harmonica (6,9)
ART HOYLE - fluegelhorn (2)
MARK COLBY - tenor sax (3,8,11)
VICTOR GARCIA - trumpet (3,8,11)
TOM GARLING - trombone (3,8,11)
MIKE SMITH - alto sax, flute, alto flute
(2,5,8,11)

REVIEWS:

Jazzespress (Lloyd Sachs)
Back in the ’60s, Dick Reynolds was the house pianist at Mr. Kelly’s, Chicago's famous Rush Street club where stars like Sarah Vaughan and held forth. He also was a king of the commercial jingles jungle. Reynolds has been in retirement since 1996, but he doesn’t sound retiring on Music and Friends, a lively, impeccably arranged big band effort who ...
Midwest Record (Chris Spector)
Long time Chicago jingle meister Reynolds always seemed to find the energy to step outside the domain he ruled and do other musical things. Whether trying to develop rock bands, being a high profile night club accompanist or keeping big band alive, Reynolds managed to find the time and money to do it. Here we find him going back into the recordin ...
Jazz Society of Oregon (George Fendel)
The liner notes indicate that Reynolds has spent much of an honorable music career as a do-everything musician in Chicago. All well conceived work, to be sure, but I have this notion of having seen his name on scores of albums by quality pop and sometimes jazz singers "back in the day." The "friends" referred to in the title are both the talented p ...

 

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