The Jazz Session #113: Benny Reid


On his second album, Escaping Shadows (Concord, 2009), saxophonist Benny Reid continues to explore the musical path first laid down by Pat Metheny. In this interview, recorded just after Reid’s performance at the 2009 Tanglewood Jazz Festival, Reid talks about the influence of Metheny; why he chooses to compose everything from the melodies to the bass lines of his tunes; and how he navigates both the artistic and business sides of music. Learn more at

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Author: Jason Crane

1 thought on “The Jazz Session #113: Benny Reid

  1. I very much enjoyed the interview and the music, though I have to say that the Metheny influence is still very, very heavy on this young man’s music. That isn’t meant as an insult, as I feel there is stillplenty of talent and personality that shines through. Nice stuff.

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