Steve Reid (musician)

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Steve Reid
Origin United States
Genres Jazz, jazz fusion
Occupation(s) Drummer
Associated acts The Rippingtons
Russ Freeman

Steve Reid is an American jazz percussionist, best known as a founding member of The Rippingtons.

Reid began playing as a session musician in the 1970s, playing on hundreds of recordings.[1] Reid cofounded The Rippingtons in 1987 and also played with Supertramp in 1987-88. In 1993, 1995, and 1997 he was named Percussionist of the Year by Jazziz magazine.[1]


  • 1976 Rhythmatism
  • 1994 Bamboo Forest
  • 1996 Water Sign
  • 1997 Steve Reid's Bamboo Forest - Mysteries
  • 1997 Island Paradise
  • 1999 Passion in Paradise
  • 2001 Dream Scapes
  • Definitive Percussion Sampler