Hebert has another recording to be released in February, a trio with pianist Benoit Delbecq and drummer Gerald Cleaver. But the bassist is not making a transition into full-time leadership, knowing full well that few performers can survive today's market under those circumstances. But he is very encouraged by his first foray. "You see that as possible. You get that first thing out of the way, okay now I see that it is possible to do and it can be rewarding, emotionally or whatever, so think about doing more things. ...It gives you something to shoot for within your own musical spectrum. So you have something to write for. That really is very important, writing your own music and getting your voice across and being heard."
Joe Fiedler, Plays the Music of Albert Mangelsdorff (Clean Feed, 2003)
Michael AttiasRenku (Playscape, 2004)
Andrew Hill, Time Lines (Blue Note, 2005)
Russ Lossing/John Hebert, Line Up (hatOLOGY, 2006)
Mary Halvorson, Dragon's Head (Firehouse 12, 2008)
John Hebert, Byzantine Monkey (Firehouse 12, 2008)