Tracking The Odds: Reggie Workman (Audio)
The doublebass master with John Purcell on reeds, Miya Masoaka on koto, and Gerry Hemingway on drums, percussion and electronics, recorded at Roulette on November 15, 2002. Workman described this improvised set as as a “futuristic collaboration.” Reginald "Reggie" Workman (born 1937 in Philadelphia) is an American avant-garde jazz and hard bop double bassist. Among his achievements, in 1961, Workman joined the John Coltrane Quartet and appears on the legendary Live at the Village Vanguard album. In 1962, Workman joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and worked alongside Freddie Hubbard and Wayne Shorter. Workman has also played with Yusef Lateef, Pharoah Sanders, Herbie Mann, Thelonious Monk, Archie Shepp, Marilyn Crispell, and David Murray. He is a professor at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City, and is a member of the group, Trio 3, with Oliver Lake and Andrew Cyrille.