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Bob Sheppard: The Fine Line (Challenge)

As a first-call L.A. saxophonist, Bob Sheppard has famously toured with Steely Dan, played with loads of notable jazzers and marquee-name pop stars, and has appeared on—by one count—more than 100 movie and TV soundtracks. Between supporting others and teaching, Sheppard has only been able to record a handful of albums as a leader in … Read More “Bob Sheppard: The Fine Line (Challenge)”

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Bob Sheppard: Close Your Eyes

The distinction between East Coast and West Coast jazz is probably an outdated oversimplification. Yet it is hard not to think of Close Your Eyes as quintessentially Californian. Its airiness and clarity insinuate ocean breezes and sunlight. Bob Sheppard of Los Angeles is one of the most skilled multireed players in jazz. He is a … Read More “Bob Sheppard: Close Your Eyes”

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