Human Resource Records is a New York-based record label dedicated to jazz and other good music. Co-Founded by attorney Eric Forman and jazz pianist/composer Jamie Reynolds, the company aims to release music that preserves a human connection against the ever-more Faustian bargain of technological wonder. The collaboration was born out of jazz piano lessons in NYC—where Jamie has taught Eric (and other, more disciplined students) for many years. Their studies led to a friendship based on an uncanny number of common interests and is a shining example of harmonious trans-US-Canadian relations. Through both digital multi-media content and analog distribution, the label aims to champion the notion that if it sounds good (to paraphrase Duke Ellington), it IS good.
Eric J. Forman, Esq. is the founder and principal attorney at Eric Forman Law Office. He received his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2009, where he was Associate Notes Editor of the Cardozo Public Law, Policy & Ethics Journal. Eric graduated cum laude from Loyola Marymount University with a B.A. in Media Arts in 2002. He is licensed to practice law in New York. His practice is focused on providing counsel to leading technology and biotechnology middle-market corporations, entrepreneurs, start-up companies in all industry groups, and small closely-held businesses. Eric has performed a substantial amount of pro bono and volunteer work with organizations such as the Parole Preparation Project, The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, The Innocence Project, WNYC 93.9 FM, and NYCTV.
Jamie Reynolds is a Canadian pianist, keyboardist and composer who has lived in New York City since 2005. He graduated with honours from the University of Toronto in 2004, where he studied with David Braid, Mike Murley, Phil Nimmons, and many others. Jamie moved to New York in 2005, when he was awarded a Canada Council grant to study privately with Fred Hersch, and he received a second grant in 2007 for private study with Craig Taborn. Jamie has played with some of the top musicians in New York, including Billy Hart, Cameron Brown, Rodney Green, Rob Scheps, Greg Gisbert, Jamie Baum, Joel Frahm, Branford Marsalis, Ike Sturm, and worked with producer Jason Olaine. He has played at nearly all of New York's top jazz clubs and has toured extensively in Canada, the U.S., and Europe, including a performance at the Newport Jazz Festival. Jamie released his debut album, Time with People, an acoustic piano trio recording of original music, in 2012. His second, Counterpart, features electric instruments and effects and was self-released in 2013. Jamie’s next project, Grey Mirror, features the guitarist Matthew Stevens and the improvising brass quartet the Westerlies, and will be released in 2017 on the Fresh Sound label. Jamie lives in the Bronx with his wife, singer Melissa Stylianou, and their young son.