Vernon Reid's Band of Gypsys Revisited
with The Andrew McKeag Band, Loosen the Noose
"As a trailblazing rocker Vernon Reid is the ideal artist to celebrate the legacy of Jimi Hendrix on the occasion of the late guitar icons 75th birthday.The lead guitarist and founder of Living Colour and a co-founder of the Black Rock Coalition, the London-born, Brooklyn-raised Reid stepped into the void left by Hendrixs tragic death in 1970 at the age of 27. Drawn to jazz as a teenager, he first gained notice in the early 1980s as a member of Ornette Coleman Prime Time drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society.Reid went on to work with Downtown denizens like Bill Frisell, John Zorn, and Arto Lindsay. Never far from Ornette Colemans orbit, he formed the Free Form Funky Freqs with bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma and drummer Grant Calvin Weston. Band of Gypsies Revisited extends the music of Hendrixs most jazz-oriented band, and Reid has assembled a prodigious quartet drawn mostly from the soul-jazz-hip-hop collective Burnt Sugar Arkestra. The group includes drummer/vocalist James Biscuit Rouse, who spent three years as music director for Lauryn Hill, bassist/vocalist Jared Michael Nickerson, whos toured and recorded with Charlie Musselwhite and The The and guitarist/vocalist Andr Dr Glo Lassalle, a longtime Reid collaborator whose credits include work with Miles Davis and John Scofield.
Cost: $22.00 - $24.00
2501 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101