|Genres Jazz, Cool jazz|
Role Bassist · rufusreid.com
Name Rufus Reid
|Years active 1976–present|
Instruments Double bass, Trumpet
|Born February 10, 1944 (age 71)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States (1944-02-10) |
Origin Sacramento, California, United States
Occupation(s) Double bassist Composer Bandleader Educator
Labels Motema Music, Sunnyside Records, Atlantic Records, Soul Note Records, Evidence Music, Concord Records
Education Northwestern University (1971)
Movies Birdsongs: Tribute to Charlie Parker, Rufus Reid: Live in Vienna
Albums Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth, The Standard Joe, Album Album, Volume 1: How to Play Jazz, New York Breed
Rufus reid remembers sonny stitt and gene ammons
Rufus Reid (born February 10, 1944, in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American jazz bassist, educator, and composer.
- Rufus reid remembers sonny stitt and gene ammons
- Rufus reid jazz workshop 1 2
- As leader
- Contributions to education
- Awards and honors
Rufus reid jazz workshop 1 2
Reid was raised in Sacramento, California, where he played the trumpet through junior high and high school. Upon graduation from Sacramento High School, he entered the United States Air Force as a trumpet player. During that period he began to be seriously interested in the bass.
After fulfilling his duties in the military, Rufus had decided he wanted to pursue a career as a professional bassist. He moved to Seattle, Washington, where he began serious study with James Harnett of the Seattle Symphony. He continued his education at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he studied with Warren Benfield and principal bassist, Joseph Guastefeste, both of the Chicago Symphony. He graduated in 1971 with a Bachelor of Music Degree as a Performance Major on the Double Bass.
Rufus Reid's major professional career began in Chicago and continues since 1976 in New York City. Playing with hundreds of the world's greatest musicians, he is famously the bassist that saxophonist Dexter Gordon chose when he returned to the states from his decade-long exile in Denmark. His colleagues include Thad Jones, Nancy Wilson, Eddie Harris, and Bob Berg.