If you've taken in a New York jazz gig in the last few years, there's a good chance John Hebert's mighty bass sound was bouncing from the bandstand. Ubiquity is a form of success, and the number of established
leaders and impressive newcomers who have placed Hebert in their rhythm section is growing; the guy seems to be everywhere. Which makes sense: the Louisiana native boasts the kind of skills that breed agility. One night he's working a classic club like the Village Vanguard with pianist Fred Hersch, the next he's at an experimental art space like Roulette, supporting
guitarist Mary Halvorson. Versatility is a key Hebert credential; the bassist purposefully approaches his artistry from a few different angles.