If any of you have a chance to check out this amazing bass player when he is Texas, run don't walk. I first heard of Reuben when his duo CD, "Luminesence" w/ Daniel Carter (AUM Fidelity), was on a couple of 2003 Jazz top 10 lists. That record blew me away - melodic, emotional, beautiful, exciting. And the concert he played in Dallas, with trombonist Brian Allen, reinforced my earlier impressions. What unbelievable mastery of the entire instrument and bow he has. It is rare that someone of Reuben's caliber makes their way to Texas. So anyone out there in Texas, take advantage of this opportunity to check Reuben out, they still have concerts in Austin (Wednesday) and Houston. He has a website, www.reubenradding.com, that has more specific info. I'd love to hear anyone else's thoughts on this terrific player (and super nice guy guy, too).