Rufus Reid is one of the most acclaimed figures in jazz today. As a performer, Reid has played with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie and Dexter Gordon to Michael Brecker and Lee Konitz. As a recording artist, he has over 300 album credits. As a band leader, he has cut over fifteen sets for various labels. And as a composer, Reid has won both the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts and the Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Award, amongst others. His influential book, The Evolving Bassist has been used by countless students and Reid is continuously recognized as one of the most important figures in both jazz and bass education.