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Reid Anderson

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Reid Anderson
Anderson w/ the Bad Plus 2019
Anderson w/ the Bad Plus 2019
Background information
Born (1970-10-15) October 15, 1970 (age 53)
Minnesota, U.S.
GenresJazz, avant-garde jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
Instrument(s)Double bass
Years active1980s–present
LabelsColumbia, Fresh Sound

Reid Anderson (born 15 October 1970) is a bassist and composer from Minnesota.[1] He is a member of The Bad Plus with drummer Dave King, pianist Ethan Iverson, saxophonist Chris Speed, and guitarist Ben Monder. The original lineup of The Bad Plus first played together in 1989 and formally established the band in 2000.[2] Anderson attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music.


As leader[edit]

  • Dirty Show Tunes (Fresh Sound, 1997)
  • Abolish Bad Architecture (Fresh Sound, 1999)
  • The Vastness of Space (Fresh Sound, 2000)

With The Bad Plus

With David King and Craig Taborn

With Tim Berne, Chris Speed, and David King

  • Broken Shadows (Newvelle, 2019)
  • Broken Shadows Live (Screwgun, 2020)

As sideman[edit]

With Ethan Iverson

  • Construction Zone (Originals) (Fresh Sound, 1998)
  • Deconstruction Zone (Standards) (Fresh Sound, 1998)
  • The Minor Passions (Fresh Sound, 1999)
  • Live at Smalls (Fresh Sound, 2000)

With Bill McHenry

  • Graphic (Fresh Sound, 1999)
  • Bill McHenry Quartet featuring Paul Motian (Fresh Sound, 2003)
  • Roses (Sunnyside, 2007)
  • Ghosts of the Sun (Sunnyside, 2011)

With Orrin Evans

  • Listen to the Band (Criss Cross, 1999)
  • Live at Widener University (Imani, 2004)

With others


  1. ^ "Bad Plus". Current Biography Yearbook 2011. Ipswich, MA: H.W. Wilson. 2011. pp. 30–33. ISBN 9780824211219.
  2. ^ "The Bad Plus". San Jose Jazz. Retrieved 2019-12-13.

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