AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
Debuted at #5 BILLBOARD - Contemporary Jazz Album
#12 BILLBOARD - Best Jazz Album
Top 50 (Fusion) - JazzWeek Jazz
Hollywood Music in Media Award nominations:
Best in Jazz 2016 (“Moving On”)
Best Producer/Production (“2Funk)
“Emancipation is all the validation this working Nashville musician needs to stand alone in a field jostled by pretenders. He displays an understanding of the naturally melodic without any egotistical impulse to spray splashy notes, or reach for far-fetched chord progressions. Yet, his fretwork remains unparalleled in subtlety, nuance, difficulty, and fullness of feeling.”
“Tyler Reese is unquestionably one of the most proficient young jazz fusion guitarists to come out of the States for a long time. He has the whole package: Sharp staccato passages that crackle like machine-gun fire, high searing solos with notes that twist and turn as he bends them, and a sensitive but all-pervading acoustic guitar style.”
Independent Music News 24
“On most tracks, the fretman uses an electric guitar to slash and burn through borderless fields of fusion. On gentler numbers, he wields an acoustic guitar to strum reflectively and pick poetically on melodic gypsy jazz wanderings and new age contemplations.”
The World of Smooth Jazz (jazzworld.com)
“He's an old soul who knows which end is up. A super solid taste treat for anyone who needs a well guided trip back to the day. Fusion ears are sure to enjoy the chops and diversity that powers this set. Hot stuff.”
Midwest Record Reviews
“An absolute killer player.”
Gary Grainger (John Scofield, Dennis Chambers, WPG Trio, Earth Wind and Fire, Acoustic Alchemy, George Duke, Pure Soul, Nancy Wilson, Maysa, Lonnie L. Smith, Eumir Deodato and namesake of the the Gary Grainger signature PRS bass)
“Just as he’s seducing us with his graceful acoustic sound, he amps up the emotional intensity with high-powered, electric strength, edgy jazz fusion and even some rhythmically dynamic Django Reinhardt flavored vibes. Soaked with inspiring diversity and off the charts playing, REMINISCENCE is a guitar lover’s dream date."
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"Tyler Reese is a Nashville studio vet whose solo effort mixes fusion, folk, new age, and rock effortlessly."
"The guitar runs on “Astrotermination” are eye-opening to any player"
“Escapade” has a Latin feel with both Reese and the rhythm section killing it."
Vintage Guitar Magazine