Reid Anderson

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Reid Anderson
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Anderson at the Moers Festival in 2017
Background information
Born (1970-10-15) October 15, 1970 (age 49)
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) is a bassist and composer from Minnesota.[1] He is a member of The Bad Plus with pianist Ethan Iverson and drummer Dave King. The Bad Plus has been together since 1989. 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)
  • Live at Smalls (Fresh Sound, 2000)
  • The Vastness of Space (Fresh Sound, 2000)
  • Golden Valley Is Now with Dave King, Craig Taborn (Itakt, 2019)

With The Bad Plus

As guest[edit]

With Ethan Iverson

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

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 others


  1. ^ "Bad Plus". Current Biography Yearbook 2011. Ipswich, MA: H.W. Wilson. 2011. pp. 30–33. ISBN 9780824211219.

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