Nat Reeves

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Nat Reeves
BornLynchburg, Virginia
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician, educator
InstrumentsDouble Bass, Bass guitar
Years active1982-present
Websitenatreeves.com

Nat Reeves (born 1955 in Lynchburg, Virginia) is an American jazz bassist. He resides in Hartford, Connecticut, and teaches at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford. He also performs internationally with a number of jazz artists. As a bassist, he is regarded as a precise accompanist, known for his impeccable time, deep tones and great earthy, organic sound.

Band leaders[edit]

Reeves has worked with Jackie McLean, Kenny Garrett, Joe Farnsworth, and others.[1]

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • State of Emergency (482 Music, 2012)
  • Blue Ridge (Side Door, 2018)[2]

As sideman[edit]

With Eric Alexander

With Steve Davis

  • Crossfire (Criss Cross, 1998)
  • Portrait in Sound (Stretch, 2000)
  • Dig Deep (Criss Cross, 2004)
  • Update (Criss Cross, 2006)
  • Alone Together (Mapleshade, 2007)
  • Eloquence (Jazz Legacy, 2009)
  • Gettin' It Done (PosiTone, 2012)
  • For Real (PosiTone, 2014)
  • Say When (Smoke Sessions, 2015)

With Mary DiPaola

  • Cat’s Cradle (Brownstone, 1997)

With Mike DiRubbo

  • From the Inside Out (Sharp Nine, 1999)

With Joe Farnsworth

  • Beautiful Friendship (Criss Cross, 1999)
  • Drumspeak (CMD, 2006)
  • Super Prime Time (Eighty Eight, 2012)
  • My Heroes: Tributes to the Legends (Venus, 2014)

With Kenny Garrett

With David Hazeltine

  • Good-Hearted People (Criss Cross, 2001)
  • The Jobim Songbook (Chesky, 2007)

With Javon Jackson and We Four

  • Celebrating John Coltrane (Solid Jackson, 2012)

With Laird Jackson

  • Touched (Cap, 2002)

With Randy Johnston

  • Jubilation (Muse, 1992 [1994])
  • Somewhere in the Night (HighNote, 1997)
  • Homage (JCurve, 2000)
  • Hit and Run (HighNote, 2002)

With Jacques Lesure

  • Camaraderie WJ3, 2015)

With Harold Mabern

With Tom McClung

  • The Telling (Terieva, 1997)

With Steve McCraven

  • Sound of the Forest Boogaraboo (World McMusic, 1994) with Archie Shepp
  • Bosco (EF Mic, 1996) with Archie Shepp and Arthur Blythe

With Jackie McLean

  • Dynasty (Triloka, 1988)
  • Rites of Passage (Triloka, 1991)
  • The Jackie Mac Attack (Dreyfus, 1991)
  • Rhythm of the Earth (Dreyfus, 1992)
  • Hat Trick (Somethin' Else/Blue Note, 1996)

With Rene McLean

  • Ancestral Calling: Music of the Spirit (I'Jazza, 2017)

With Michael Musillami

  • Archives (Playscape, 2001)

With Diana Perez

  • It's Happenin' (Zoho, 2008)

With Jesse van Ruller

  • Here and There (Criss Cross, 2002)

With Dakota Staton

  • A Packet of Love Letters (HighNote, 1999)

With John Webber

  • Down for the Count (Cellar Live, 2014)

With Anthony Wonsey

  • The Thang (Sharp Nine, 2006)

With Saori Yano

  • Yano Saori (JRoom Jazz, 2003)
  • O2 (JRoom, 2004)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bogdanov, Vladimir; Woodstra, Chris; Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2001). All music guide: the definitive guide to popular music. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 1292. ISBN 978-0-87930-627-4.
  2. ^ Nat Reeves discography, accessed 12 March 2018
  3. ^ Nat Reeves discography, accessed 12 March 2018

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