Rufus Reid

Rufus Reid, one of the most respected bassists on the international jazz scene for several decades now, is also a Grammy-nominated bandleader, composer and arranger. In a career as a sideman, Rufus has toured and recorded with some of jazz’s biggest names: 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 was Harvard University Jazz Master in Residence in 2016 and last year celebrated his 75th year in Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola and his big band music has been performed all over the world.

Reid continues to lead his Out Front Trio with pianist, Steve Allee and drummer Duduka Da Fonseca with several recordings on Motéma Records.

Rufus’ book, The Evolving Bassist, published since 1974, continues to be recognized as the industry standard as the definitive bass method. January, 2000, the book’s millennium edition was published. In December 2003, The Evolving Bassist DVD was released. This two and one half hour DVD also offers a Concert view, featuring Mulgrew Miller and Lewis Nash.

“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

Rufus Reid truly continues to be THE EVOLVING BASSIST.