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Rufus Reid Quintet

Rufus Reid Quintet

One of today's premier bassists on the international jazz scene, "his luscious sound and buoyant swing can levitate an ensemble clear off the bandstand" (The New Yorker).

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A recipient of the 2005 Mellon Living Jazz Legacy Award, Rufus Reid is one of today's premier bassists. His playing encompasses eloquent renditions of often-overlooked jazz standards as well as exciting original compositions. Combining three generations of styles and experiences, Rufus Reid's repertoire ranges from infectious hard-swinging bebop to lush, sensuous ballads. In a program that includes music from his multi-part composition, Linear Surroundings commissioned by Chamber Music America, Rufus Reid "plays with a degree of subtlety and tonal polish one rarely encounters in improvised music" (The Chicago Tribune).

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