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To Be Sure

by Dan Reynolds

Contemporary smooth jazz with an urban R&B feel.
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. From the Top
4:59 $0.99
2. The Answer
5:22 $0.99
3. Delafield Place
4:25 $0.99
4. To Be Sure
4:22 $0.99
5. With My Friends
5:10 $0.99
6. Deep Freeze
5:16 $0.99
7. Boogoo in Brazil
4:55 $0.99
8. One Night in a Storm
6:15 $0.99
9. Dark Horse
5:25 $0.99
10. Three Steps
5:14 $0.99
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Dan Reynolds' diverse performances and recordings have reached enthusiastic audiences worldwide .

His soulful jazz piano and keyboard work has been heard on recordings and performances with Eddie Harris, Larry Coryell, Najee, Ken Navarro, TIm Eyermann & East Coast Offering, Origem, and many others.

His own CD's; 1993's NEVER ALONE, 1994's LIFELINE and 1998's TO BE SURE(on Never Alone Music) have received several WAMMIE nominations and high acclaim from such publications as Jazz Times, Jazziz, and Italy's New Sounds magazine.

The Washington Post calls him "a charismatic entertainer".

"When I listen to Dan Reynold's music on this CD, this movie starts playing in my head- I'm in an urban landscape and everything is cool, funky, romantic, pristine, bright, soulful, windy, beautiful.

I don't think that Dan has written a movie score yet but it wouldn't surprise me to see his name flash across the screen someday and his work reminds me a bit of Marc Shaiman who has composed some excellent film music.

Besides Dan on keyboards, this mostly instrumental CD features a variety of really excellent jazz/fusion players with lots of great soloing by different musicians.

All in all, this is wonderful CD, the kind of soundtrack I sometimes wish accompanied my life but I suppose my life isn't a movie.

Dan Reynold's 2 Bee Sure makes me wish it was." - Richard Isen, MOI "What separates keyboardist Dan Reynolds from a lot of contemporary jazz artists? For starters, he sounds as if he's truly enjoying himself and not just connecting the dots between fashionable backbeats.

His latest album, To Be Sure, conveys his enthusiasm for music making in a variety of radio-friendly settings.

"From the Top," the opening track, cleverly updates the organ combo sound with a now slippery, now brash mix of keyboards, sax, drums and percussion before segueing into a extended piano and bass-driven coda.

"Delafield Place" takes advantage of Vinny Valentino's fluid mastery of jazz guitar to help create a performance that moves elegantly between sparkling acoustic and electric balladry.

Singer Dawn Robinson, bassist Gary Grainger and saxophonist Brian Lanier coolly underscore the prevailing theme of camaraderie on "With My Friends," while saxophonists Marshall Keys, Peter Fraize and Al Williams contribute muted lyricism or a funky swagger to "One Night in a Storm," "Dark Horse" and Boogoo in Brazil." Except for Valentino's "One Night in a Storm," Reynolds composed all of the tunes on the album and arranged them in a manner that frequently showcases the talents of his bandmates, including drummers Greg Grainger and Francis Thompson.
- Mike Joyce, WASHINGTON POST, August 1998



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Eugene McCormick

A strong, well-produced, and scintillating performance
A classic performance by one of the best keyboardist in the business! This effort by Reynolds will have a hard time coming out of your CD player "to be sure"!

Alan Young

Having experienced Dan's live shows on many occasions, it’s refreshing to know t
This CD lends much credence to a type of music that usually leaves creativity on the cutting room floor. Why so many talented contemporary artists choose to leave their artistry in the practice room continues to befuddle me. On this CD, Dan gives us an honest representation of his soulful melodic style…and this is a good thing! Unlike some contemporary artists who are only interested in sales, this CD does not insult the intelligence of its audience with cheesy contrived sequenced fodder! The familiarity of the musicians comes through in conversation, owed undoubtedly to them having shared the bandstand on many occasions in the Washington, DC area. If you want a CD completely devoid of commercialism, buy To Be Sure. This recording is Sure to appeal to all of your musical sensibilities!

maria santaella

when i am very sad,I will got to be sure and play Dan reynolds music and I am back to life

franco santaella

the whole cd to be sure ,is done with great charisma.
dan,reynolds to arrange his music is a virtuoso.
the best i ever heard

Maria Santaella

THE WHOLE cd From the Top,The asnswer, To be sure.
It is beautiful and has Charm like DAN Reynolds