This week, Rufus Reid shares the CDs currently spinning in his player, and his take on the recordings.
by Sumi Tonooka & Erica Lindsay
Two incredibly gifted women and their powerful music.
by Miguel Zenón
A truly gifted musician performing original music inspired by the rhythms of his home land, Puerto Rico.
Ravel: String Quartet
by Maurice Ravel
Written 100 years ago, this brilliant composer and his orchestrations sounds just as fresh today.
by Olivier Messiaen
Amazing clarity stretching the envelope in every way!
Swiss Jazz Orchestra
by Jim McNeely and Paul Klee
Jim McNeely, in my opinion, is one of our great jazz composers of our time paying tribute to a Swiss icon, Paul Klee.
About Rufus Reid
Often called a chameleon, Rufus Reid made over 400 recordings over the next decades. The musical prowess he developed over his forty-year career allows him to move with perfect comfort among an array of performance settings. He has performed and recorded with Eddie Harris, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, Dexter Gordon, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Benny Golson, Jack DeJohnette, J. J. Johnson, Nancy Wilson, and Andrew Hill, to name a few.
Be on the lookout for Rufus’s new CD, Out Front, releasing in March on Motéma Music.
For more, check out Rufus’s official web site.