My 70th birthday was the best yet. “Quiet Pride – The Elizabeth Catlett Project” was released Feb 11, 2014. This project took two years to come together, but here it is, and I am totally blown away. Motema Music did a fabulous job with this project. Everyone worked hard, from the very first. Twenty musicians came together to play my music, and they all came with their “A” game for this project. It was unbelievable.
I have been getting reviews already, and I am stunned. Dave Sumner, the AllAboutJazz Download of the Day editor of eMusic wrote: “Rufus Reid has created an expansive large ensemble vision that breathes with all kind of tiny details within the scope of its big sound.”