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  Vernon Reid - Music Downloads - Online
Born in London, Reid and his family emigrated to Brooklyn while he was a child; he began playing guitar at age 15, initially studying jazz and progressing quickly.
Around 1983, Reid formed the first version of what was to become Living Colour; in 1985, with journalist Greg Tate, he formed the Black Rock Coalition, an organization devoted to opening doors in the music business for fl musicians who were not content being confined to the roles of soul crooner or rapper.
Reid has continued to make periodic appearances on others' recordings, and in 1996, he issued his solo debut, Mistaken Identity.
musicstore.connect.com /artist/014/Vernon-Reid/1041962.html   (272 words)

  
  Vernon Reid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vernon Reid (born August 22, 1958) is a guitar player, perhaps best known as the founder and primary songwriter of heavy metal group Living Colour.
Reid was also featured in the program presented by BAM and the Experience Music Project in Seattle entitled "Magic Science", which includes Medesky, Martin and Wood and the Gil Evans Orchestra performing Gil Evans' arrangements of songs by Jimi Hendrix.
Reid composed the score for the film Paid In Full, directed by Charles Stone III (well known for creating the "Wasssup!" series of commercials for Budweiser as well as directing three videos for Living Colour) and released by Miramax in the fall of 2002.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vernon_Reid   (596 words)

  
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Vernon is thrilled to be working with Living Colour again and is extremely proud of their new album CollideØscope, which was released in October of 2003 on Sanctuary Records.
Vernon was also featured in the program presented by BAM and the Experience Music Project in Seattle entitled "Magic Science", which includes Medesky, Martin and Wood and the Gil Evans Orchestra performing Gil Evans' arrangements of songs by Jimi Hendrix.
Vernon composed the score for the film "Paid In Full", directed by Charles Stone III (well known for creating the "Wasssup!" series of commercials for Budweiser as well as directing three videos for Living Colour) and released by Miramax in the fall of 2002.
www.geocities.com /vernonized/off_bio.htm   (503 words)

  
 Welcome to Percy Howard.com: Vernon Reid
Guitar Player Reid is best known for his work as the leader of Living Colour, the groundbreaking Grammy-winning Rock band of the late 80’s early 90’s that has recently re-formed, but he has lent his considerable talents and artistic vision to many projects of his own, including Masque and My Science project.
Vernon has also composed for film, created dance scores, and collaborated with or played on albums by Mick Jagger, the Ramones, Public Enemy, BB King, Tracy Chapman, and Carlos Santana.
Reid has recently toured in Europe with Jack Bruce, and is involved in an ever-changing array of projects.
www.percyhoward.com /team/vernon_r.html   (134 words)

  
 Vernon Reid Information
Vernon Reid (born August 22, 1958) is an African American guitar player perhaps best known as the founder and primary songwriter of heavy metal group Living Colour.
Reid was born in London, but grew up in New York City.
Reid has released only two solo albums, but has been active in music, recording or performing with such diverse musicians as Jack Bruce, Bill Frisell, Public Enemy, Rollins Band, Tracy Chapman and DJ Logic.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Vernon_Reid   (170 words)

  
 EARVOLUTION: The Many Different Sides Of Vernon Reid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Reid's intrigued by the contrast between the identity you feel for yourself and the identity projected onto you by others, a theme that runs beyond the music and into Other True Self's cover art, especially the wild helmet/mask sported by Reid.
Reid was not hesitant to discuss his former band, although conceding that he was not always so forthcoming.
Reid has fond memories for CBGB and its owner Hilly Kristal and regrets the club becoming a casualty to the ever-changing New York landscape.
www.earvolution.com /2006/04/many-different-sides-of-vernon-reid.asp   (3764 words)

  
 E.J.N. - VERNON REID   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Vernon Reid was born in England but spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, New York, where he grew up listening to an electric variety of pop music ranging from Dionee Warwick's hits to the Temptations Psychedelic Shack.
When Vernon was not busy mastering the harmolodic theories of Ornette Coleman as a guitarist of the Decoding Society, he spent his time gigging with a wide array of artists ranging from pop producer Kashif to the jazz-punk-dance band Defunkt.
Vernon has also composed "Here", a piece for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company which was presented at the Next Wave Festival at BAM in November 1994.
www.ejn.it /mus/reid.htm   (494 words)

  
 World Music Central - Masque Featuring Guitar Wizard Vernon Reid Will Perform in Seattle
Reid is a student of jazz, a brainy avant-garde improv artist who started in the early ‘80s playing for the free jazz/funk unit Ronald Shannon Jackson and the Decoding Society, subsequently collaborating with other fringe jazz heavyweights like Bill Frisell and John Zorn.
Reid has collaborated with scores of greats like Public Enemy, Mick Jagger, Carlos Santana and the Roots, produced Grammy-nominated albums by Salif Keita and James “Blood” Ulmer, and composed soundtracks for film, theater, and dance.
The chief architect behind an exhilarating sound Vernon Reid sometimes uses his guitar as a paintbrush, evoking small melodic nuances and sometimes uses it as a jackhammer, obliterating everything in its path.
www.worldmusiccentral.org /article.php/20060604105714316   (331 words)

  
 LivingColournet.com :: The Living Colour Site
Vernon has also composed "Here", a piece for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company which was presented at the Next Wave Festival at BAM in No, 1994.
Vernon Reid was born in London, England August 22, 1958 but spent most of his childhood in Brooklyn, New York, where he grew up listening to an electric variety of pop music ranging from Dionne Warwick's hits to the Temptations "Psychedelic Shack".
When Vernon was not busy mastering the harmolodic theories of Ornette Coleman as a guitarist of the Decoding Society, he spent his time gigging with a wide array of artists ranging from pop producer Kashif to the jazz- punk-dance band Defunkt.
livingcolournet.com /vernonbio2.html   (639 words)

  
 Living Colour
Anyway, Living Colour happened when avant-garde guitar virtuoso Vernon Reid decided to make some popular music, and while he was at it, to break down the color barrier that had reasserted itself in rock and roll shortly after the death of Jimi Hendrix.
Reid collaborating with DJ Logic, and his collaborations are mostly limited to "effects," which means "making my guitar sound like wind chimes": he plays recognizably only on "Psychopathia Mojosexualis." Logic does most of the lifting here, and all he's got in his bag of tricks is ordinary drum loops, lame bass lines, and crowd noise.
Reid with DJ Logic again, but Goodandevil (Christian Castagno and Danny Blume) produced, and I suspect they were involved in keeping the project more focused and melodic.
www.warr.org /living.html   (1897 words)

  
 Xtreme Musician: Vernon Reid
Reid and his family emigrated from London, England, to Brooklyn when he was only 6 years old.
Together, the band pumped out six albums, and Reid enjoyed working with many different and experimental musicians over the 10-year period he was with the band.
Reid is an extremely innovative and experimental musician, who will most certainly come out with some material in the new millennium.
www.xtrememusician.com /info/artists/profiles/513.html   (331 words)

  
 Cary Baker's conqueroo - Vernon Reid - News Clips
Reid calls the band "an outgrowth" of the group that recorded his other foray as leader of a jazz session, Mistaken Identity, in 1996.
Much of Reid's jazz training was from a more esoteric avant garde bent, but Known Unknown manages to fuse a difficult style with a universal sense of melody.
Reid credits hearing John Coltrane's version of the musical classic "My Favorite Things" with always keeping him focused on the melody itself, particularly on cuts like the playful "Outskirts." "A jazz teacher in high school played that for me," he says.
www.conqueroo.com /vernonreidnewsclips.html   (647 words)

  
 Vernon Reid & Masque's "Other True Self" Continues Versatile Musician's Journey, Set for ...
Vernon Reid is scheduled to tour in spring and summer.
Sherman Oaks, CA (PRWEB) January 20, 2006 -- Vernon Reid, one of the world’s great guitarists and a legendary exponent of the New York downtown music scene, has finished work on the second Vernon Reid and Masque album.
Reid, who has just returned from U.S. and global tours with his mothership group Living Colour, will look to the spring and summer for U.S. tour dates with Masque, his band of accomplished New York players.
www.prweb.com /releases/2006/1/prweb334747.htm   (639 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Other True Self: Music: Vernon Reid & Masque   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I have every respect for Vernon Reid as a guitarist, but he's tried way too hard to be different and unique on this album.
Vernon Reid is a hard one to classify.
Vernon Reid returning to his roots on this CD and it makes for a deep, meaningful album...
www.amazon.com /Other-True-Self-Vernon-Masque/dp/B000EBEJMK   (1228 words)

  
 Vernon Reid & Masque | Other True Self
Vernon Reid has been always been a stylistic chameleon.
Reid’s world view approach is also manifest on the metal-meets-Middle East of “Mind of My Mind.” By blending African and American folk traditions, “Prof.
Elsewhere, Reid proves it’s possible to reinterpret music from a variety of sources from a different perspective.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article.php?id=22706   (579 words)

  
 Vernon Reid & Masque, Known Unknown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Vernon Reid is best known as the guitarist with Living Color, but on this album he takes a side journey amongst the Known Unknown.
Masque is the group name of Reid plus Leon Gruebaum (organ, piano, casio, Samchillian tip tip tip chee peeee), Hank Schroy (bass), Marlon Browden (drums) and DJ Logic (special guest on "Voodoo Pimp Stroll").
On the leadoff, title cut, they lull the listener into a false sense of security, with Reid's guitar creating melodies which seem to arise from the vast storehouse of modern song.
www.greenmanreview.com /cd/cd_reidandmasque_knownunknown.html   (435 words)

  
 JamBase | VERNON REID & MASQUE: KNOWN UNKNOWN,
Vernon Reid, best known as guitarist/songwriter in the band Living Colour, has signed with Favored Nations and is preparing for the May 4 street date of his latest "solo" project, Known Unknown.
It is this Vernon Reid who has collaborated with such greats as Public Enemy, Mick Jagger, Carlos Santana, and The Roots; who produced albums by James "Blood" Ulmer and Salief Keita; and composes soundtracks for film, theater, and dance.
Reid and Favored Nations founder (and guitar legend) Steve Vai have been friends for years and both are thrilled to have Masque as part of the label's lineup.
www.jambase.com /headsup.asp?storyID=4718   (466 words)

  
 Vernon Reid won't be hiding behind Masque - The Boston Globe
For Vernon Reid, life is all about the edges.
It's about pursuing individuality at any cost, which Reid has done whether playing with Living Colour (which opened the Rolling Stones' "Steel Wheels" tour), collaborating with the Roots and Carlos Santana, producing tracks for James "Blood" Ulmer and Salif Keita, or serving as the driving force behind his new band, Masque,...
I'm certainly not into making the same music over and over," says Reid, the London-born, Brooklyn-raised guitarist who in recent years has reunited Living Colour and made an album with the Yohimbe Brothers, which consists of Reid and DJ Logic.
www.boston.com /news/globe/living/articles/2004/05/14/vernon_reid_wont_be_hiding_behind_masque   (609 words)

  
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Vernon Reid is speaking one recent morning as his band bus idles outside the hotel.
Thus, though Reid is at the wheel, everyone in Masque is a vital member of the crew.
And with that, Reid is gone and on his way to the next gig, leaving a bit of the world behind him changed, through the light of his conversation and the beautiful mysteries of Other True Self.
www.favorednations.com /artists/vr/vr.html   (1118 words)

  
 www.myspace.com/vernonreid
Vernon was also featured in the program presented by BAM and the Experience Music Project in Seattle entitled "Magic Science", which includes Medesky, Martin & Wood and the Gil Evans Orchestra performing Gil Evans' arrangements of songs by Jimi Hendrix.
Vernon's album with Masque (Leon Gruenbaum - keyboards, Hank Schroy - bass and Marlon Browden - drums), an instrumental album entitled "Known Unknown", was released in April 2004 on Favored Nations records.
Vernon your music is truly inspirational and a challenge to play you keep all of us musicians on our toes!!
www.myspace.com /vernonreid   (1129 words)

  
 Guitar Nine Records - Vernon Reid & Masque "Known Unknown"
Reid's signature scratch-and-growl guitar opens the title track, bursting with energetic and catchy melodies.
Vernon Reid is the chief architect behind this innovative sonic landscape.
Sometimes using his guitar as a paintbrush, evoking small melodic nuances, sometimes using it as a jackhammer, obliterating everything in its path, Vernon Reid is part guitar player and part visionary artist.
www.guitar9.com /knownunknown.html   (298 words)

  
 Cary Baker's conqueroo - Vernon Reid and Masque - Biography
In fact, the titles Reid attached to all of his own work, beginning with his solo debut Mistaken Identity and continuing with the first Favored Nations Masque CD, Known Unknown, outline a journey of self-discovery that’s well underway but far from over.
Yet as far as Reid is concerned, it’s just one step forward on a possibly endless — and endlessly rewarding — mission.
Fatherhood, in particular, stirred something fundamental in Reid — so fundamental he put his guitar aside for a month and focused only on the wonder that she had brought into his life.
www.conqueroo.com /vernonreidandmasquebio.html   (1128 words)

  
 Ink 19 :: Vernon Reid & Masque   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
When Vernon Reid isn’t shredding the frets with Living Colour, or lending his chops to someone else’s album, he likes to experiment with his own band, Masque.
With the all-instrumental Known Unknown, Masque travels the world of musical styles, from rock to jazz, blues to metal, peppering in Reid’s "psychedelic weirdness." With Leon Gruenbaum (keyboards), Hank Schroy (bass) and Marlon Browden (drums) expertly backing Reid’s guitars, this is truly a fusion album, in all the good ways.
The trip starts out innocently enough, with Reid’s familiar growling guitar opening up the title track, but from there the groove starts and it never lets up until the end.
www.ink19.com /issues/august2004/musicReviews/musicR/vernonReid.html   (254 words)

  
 Slant Magazine - Music Review: Vernon Reid & Masque: Other True Self
ith Vernon Reid's inescapable status as the leading African-American metal guitarist, Other True Self is the exact medicine his Black Rock Coalition is asking for.
Rather than be content to play in the studio behind a predominantly Caucasian hard rock scene, Reid comes forth on his third post-Living Colour record exploring and progressing his wide-ranging influences.
When Reid covers Radiohead's "National Anthem," it's not audacity that fuels the move, it's respect between artists and Reid branching out, yet again, from his progressive rock to encapsulate another genre on this diverse album.
www.slantmagazine.com /music/music_review.asp?ID=802   (187 words)

  
 FTTW - a daily magazine
Making a name for himself as the guitarist for Living Colour, Reid and the band burst onto the scene with the 1988 release of Vivid which included the smash hit Cult of Personality.
The musical future of Living Colour is unknown, but Vernon Reid continues to play releasing solo albums and doing a lot of work with other musicians.
Vernon is one of those unique players that is really hard to classify.
fasterthantheworld.com /2006/11/vernon_reid.html   (940 words)

  
 VERNON REID Bio
Vernon Reid is the chief architect behind this innovative sonic landscape.
Vernon Reid is a man who draws inspiration from both guitar rock gods and jazz giants alike, and knows the truth: It’s all music.
Vernon and Favored Nations founder and guitar legend Steve Vai have been friends for years, and both are thrilled to have Masque as part of the lineup.
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