Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY (09/05/2012/09/06/2012).
Editors: Yasunari Rowan; Brian Montgomery.
Photographers: Jana Herzen; Manu Sassoonian.
Arranger: Rufus Reid.
Bassist Rufus Reid pays tribute to African-American sculptor and civil rights activist Elizabeth Catlett on his 2014 large-ensemble album, Quiet Pride: The Elizabeth Catlett Project. Using Catlett's art as inspiration, Reid composed these songs that touch upon swinging post-bop and gospel, spirituals, and classical music. Joining Reid here is an all-star cast of musicians including trumpeters Ingrid Jensen and Tim Hagans, drummer Herlin Riley, saxophonists Steve Wilson and Javon Jackson, vocalist Charen‚e Wade, and others. ~ Matt Collar