Hues of a Different Blue

Hues of a Different Blue

by Rufus Reid & Out Front


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Rufus Reid's second CD with his group Out Front (with pianist Steve Allee and drummer Duduka Da Fonseca) adds several guests, including Brazilian guitarist Toninho Horta, alto saxophonist Bobby Watson, tenor saxophonist J.D. Allen, and trumpeter Freddie Hendrix. The veteran bassist has long been one of the top soloists on his instrument and a significant composer as well. There are several fresh interpretations of standards, including a buoyant, lively "Come Rain or Come Shine" by the trio, an expressive duet with Watson of "These Foolish Things," and a brilliant duo take with Allee of "Memories of You" highlighted by the bassist's intricate soloing. Reid's originals begin with the hip swinger "It's the Nights I Like" featuring the trio. "The Eloquent One" salutes the late jazz piano great Hank Jones, a brooding theme with a gorgeous melody, showcasing Hendrix's rich flügelhorn. The full septet is heard in engaging in lively interplay in the infectious samba "When She Smiles Upon Your Face" and contributing delightful angular solos in the breezy "Hues of a Different Color." Reid isn't the only gifted composer. Horta's "Francisca" is an engaging bossa nova duet with Reid, adding the guitarist's warm wordless vocal. Da Fonseca penned "Manhattan Style," a fast-paced cooker that eventually evolves into a samba and showcases a potent drum solo. Allee contributed two memorable sambas, including the richly textured "Summer's Shadow" and the pulsating, dramatic "Candango." Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/12/2011
Label: Motema Music
UPC: 0181212000580
catalogNumber: 58
Rank: 268353

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rufus Reid & Out Front   Primary Artist
Toninho Horta   Guitar,Vocals
Rufus Reid   Bass
Bobby Watson   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Steve Allee   Piano
Duduka Da Fonseca   Drums
J.D. Allen   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Hendrix   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Steve Alee   Piano

Technical Credits

Eubie Blake   Composer
Toninho Horta   Composer
Rufus Reid   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Steve Allee   Composer
Dae Bennett   Engineer
Duduka Da Fonseca   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Harry Link   Composer
Jack Strachey   Composer
Suzi Reynolds   Producer
Don Aliquo   Composer

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