Prolific percussionist and producer Steve Reid
first surfaced during the mid-'70s, in the years to follow playing on over 700 recording dates, including sessions led by the legendary Miles Davis. In 1987, he scored his greatest success yet as a co-founder of the enormously popular contemporary jazz group the Rippingtons, also crossing over to pop audiences as a member of Supertramp. Named Jazziz magazine's Percussionist of the Year in both 1993 and 1995, in between Reid issued his solo debut, the worldbeat-influenced Bamboo Forest
; the follow-up, Water Sign
, appeared two years later. Subsequent efforts included 1997's Mysteries
and 1999's Passion in Paradise
. Dream Scapes
appeared in spring 2001.