Reinie Press

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“When it's good for you, babe, and you're feeling alright, well, you just roll over, and turn out the light, and you don't bring me flowers anymore…”

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A classically trained pianist / bassist and a graduate of North Texas State School of Music, if you’ve attended a Neil Diamond show or purchased one of his albums/singles in the past 45 years, then you’ve heard Reinie Press.

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A first call LA session cat on upright and electric, Mr. Press waxed several seminal sides with artists including: Babs Streisand, Kim Carnes, Claudine Longet, David Cassidy, Tim Buckley, Larry Carlton, 5th Dimension, Art Garfunkel, Carole Bayer Sager, and Engelbert Humperdinck, to cite a select few.  

KNOW YOUR BASS PLAYER SEMINAL SIDES: Coming off the success of A Star is Born, Babs'  1977 follow-up slab makes overtures  to the then current pop landscape with mainstream rock ("Don't Believe What You Read," "Cabin Fever"), singer-songwriter ("New York State of Mind"), torch song balladry ("My Heart Belongs to Me"), and disco ("I Found Love"). First call LA session ace Reinie Press (Tim Buckley, Neil Diamond, Larry Carlton, Sparks, Carole Bayer Sager, Art Garfunkel) is fashionably up in the mix, plying formidable grooves amid the sappy string arrangements to afford Ms. Streisand a rare soulful disposition.

 

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