Reid Anderson

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Reid Anderson
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Anderson at the Moers Festival 2017
Background information
Born (1970-10-15) October 15, 1970 (age 48)
Minnesota, U.S.
GenresJazz, avant-garde jazz
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsDouble bass
Years active1980s–present
LabelsColumbia, Fresh Sound
Associated actsThe Bad Plus, Orange Then Blue, Ethan Iverson, Bill McHenry

Reid Anderson (born 15 October 1970)[1] is a bassist and composer from Minnesota. He is best known for his work in The Bad Plus with pianist Ethan Iverson and drummer Dave King. The Bad Plus has been together since 1989. In 2003, Columbia Records released the band's major label debut, These Are the Vistas.

Anderson attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music.


  • Dirty Show Tunes (Fresh Sound, 1998)
  • Abolish Bad Architecture (Fresh Sound, 1999)
  • Live at Small's (Fresh Sound, 2000)
  • The Vastness of Space (Fresh Sound, 2000)

With The Bad Plus

With Ethan Iverson

  • Construction Zone (Originals) (Fresh Sound, 1998)
  • Deconstruction Zone (Standards) (Fresh Sound, 1998)
  • The Minor Passions (Fresh Sound, 1998)

With Bill McHenry

  • Graphic (Fresh Sound, 1999)
  • Bill McHenry Quartest feat. Paul Motian (Fresh Sound, 2003)
  • Ghosts of the Sun (Sunnyside, 2011)

With others


  1. ^ "Bad Plus". Current Biography Yearbook 2011. Ipswich, MA: H.W. Wilson. 2011. pp. 30–33. ISBN 9780824211219.
  2. ^ "Reid Anderson | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 21 November 2016.

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