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 recording studio after a 15 year lay off, rounding up a who?s who of Chicago jazz from various modes and serving up a smoking, hard swinging, big band set that defines the current state of the art. Looking back at a life well lived, Reynolds is the exception that proves the rule---do what you love and the money will follow. This is one smoking date not to be missed.