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New Albums

Rufus Reid Releases New Album, “Out Front”

Motema Music just released Rufus Reid’s new album, Out Front. The album features Reid in a piano trio setting, with pianist Steve Allee and drummer Duduka Da Fonseca. “Out Front suggests several connotations,” Rufus explains. “In addition to being ‘out front’ as the leader, my playing in this setting is somewhat atypical in that this music stretches far beyond the...

What's Spinning

What’s Spinning for… Rufus Reid

Editor’s note: this is the first of a new series we’re running called “What’s Spinning”. Each week, we’ll check in with bassists to see what they’re listening to and what they’re up to. We hope you enjoy! This week, Rufus Reid shares the CDs currently spinning in his player, and his take on the recordings. Initiation by Sumi Tonooka &...


Rufus Reid and John Clayton featured at new JEN Conference

Rufus Reid and Grammy nominees the Clayton Brothers (featuring John Clayton) are among the headliners to be featured at the first annual Jazz Education Network Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The JEN Conference, which takes place on May 20-22, 2010, will also include performances by Marvin Stamm, Terrell Stafford, the Army Blues Band, Tom “Bones” Malone, Sixth Wave, and many...

New Albums

Rufus Reid joins Roni Ben-Hur on “Fortuna”

Bassist Rufus Reid will be playing on guitarist Roni Ben-Hur’s upcoming release, Fortuna. Reid commented that “It is always a pleasure to make music with Roni Ben-Hur, anytime, anywhere!” Fortuna will be released on October 13th 2009, and is available for pre-order. You can check out some of Reid’s playing with this video of him performing “Come out and Play”:...

New Albums

Rob Thorsen: Lasting Impression

San Diego bassist Rob Thorsen should be on your watch list. He is a talented jazz bassist who performs both jazz standards and original compositions. He is mostly self-taught, but studied under Bert Turetzsky, Bob Magnusson, Rufus Reid and John Clayton, and attended the Musicians Institute in Hollywood. His latest CD, Lasting Impression was released in June, on the Pacific...

Concerts & Tours

Rufus Reid to headline CCM Jazz Showcase

Jazz bassist Rufus Reid is joining the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music faculty’s Jazztet and the university’s 18-piece student Jazz Ensemble this weekend for a night of standards and original works. The performance takes place this Sunday, May 31 at 7 p.m. in the Corbett Auditorium, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. “Rufus Reid has been a guiding force in jazz...