Duke Jazz Ensemble with Rufus Reid, bass
Bassist Rufus Reid has toured and recorded with Eddie Harris, Nancy Wilson, Harold Land & Bobby Hutcherson, Lee Konitz, The Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, Dexter Gordon, J.J. Johnson, Art Farmer, Stan Getz, Kenny Burrell, Kenny Barron and countless others. He continues to enjoy associations with Tim Hagans, Bob Mintzer, Frank Wess, Marvin Stamm, Benny Golson. Reid leads his Out Front Trio with pianist, Steve Allee and drummer Duduka Da Fonseca. He released "Out Front ~ The Rufus Reid Trio" on Motéma Records in 2010. Reid recorded with this trio again, adding guests Bobby Watson, Freddie Hendrix, JD Allen, and Toninho Horta, releasing "Hues of a Different Blue" on Motéma in 2011. "Hues" (Hues of a Different Blue) should be considered a sterling, definitive examplar of what an ideal jazz album should be-fabulous musicianship in service of the music, expansive tunes played with succinctness and restraint and variety." (Mark Keresman - Jazz Inside Magazine). A composer as well as a performer and educator, Rufus Reid has written for string orchestra, jazz ensembles large and small, concert band, double bass ensemble pieces and a solo bass composition. He continues to teach, conducting masterclasses, workshops, and residencies around the world.