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Rufus Reid

Rufus Reid, one of today's premiere bassists on the international jazz scene, with his reputation firmly established in the education arena, now adds composition to his vitae. Rufus participated in the BMI Jazz Composer's Workshop for five years which has empowered him to move more deeply into the composing arena. He won the Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Award for his composition, “Skies Over Emilia.” His composition, “Whims of the Blue Bird” is the result of this award's commission. This has led to further commissions. He has written for string orchestra, jazz ensembles large and small, concert band, double bass ensemble pieces and a solo bass composition.

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Albums

Quiet Pride
Quiet Pride
Motema Music
2014
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Out Front
ABC Records
2011
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Out Front
Out Front
Motema Music
2010
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Live at the Kennedy Center
Live at the Kennedy...
Motema Music
2007
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The Gait Keeper
The Gait Keeper
Sunnyside Records
2004
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