Quinerly, Reggie

Redefinition Music, 2012CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 19.1

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
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Sound: 4
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O’s Notes: Drummer Reggie Quinerly takes a step back into African American history for inspiration on Freedmen Town. The title is the community in Houston that was home to a high concentration of successful African Americans after Emancipation Proclamation. Quinerly’s compositions capture the spirit of the times and serve as a musical inspiration to African Americans today as we embark on the challenges of the continuously evolving American demographic. This is an introspective set that includes a few popping tunes like ” The Virginia Gentleman”; a spiritual vocal track, “Victoria” featuring Sarah Elizabeth Charles, and a swinging arrangement of “I’m Old Fashioned”.


Publicist: Terri Hinte