Mass Transit, my three-movement symphony orchestra work, debuted with two performances, May 7, 2011 in Idyllwild, CA & May 8 at The Redcat Theater in LA, which is the culmination of my Guggenheim Fellowship Project. To help me reach this deadline I was grateful to receive the MacDowell Colony Fellowship in 2010. I spent the end of 2010 working as hard as I could on this orchestral composition.
Featuring the Out Front Trio of Reid, Steve Allee (piano) & Duduka Da Fonseca (drums), with very special guests, legendary saxophonist Bobby Watson, trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, saxophonist J.D. Allen & master Brazilian composer/guitarist Toninho Horta. Produced by Suzi Reynolds and to released on April 12 on Motema Music.
Since their previous recording, Out Front, the fantastic chemistry of the Out Front Trio (Reid w/Steve Allee and Duduka Da Fonseca) has only grown stronger and deeper, plainly evident in their reading of Reid’s new compositions and the standards that comprise Hues of a Different Blue.