Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Spectrum Road Tour dates


Spectrum Road - (from left to right): John Medeski, Vernon Reid, Cindy Blackman-Santana, Jack Bruce

June 9 - Bonnaroo - Manchester, TN
June 16 - San Francisco Jazz Festival - Palace Of Fine Arts Theatre - San Francisco, CA
June 17 - Playboy Jazz Festival - Hollywood Bowl - Hollywood, CA
June 19 - Alladin Theatre - Portland, OR
June 21-24 - Dimitriou's Jazz Alley - Seattle, WA
June 25 - Vancouver Jazz Festival - Vancouver, BC
June 27 - Toronto Jazz Festival - Toronto, ON
June 28 - Montreal Jazz Festival - Montreal, QC
June 29 - BB Kings Blues Club - New York, NY
June 30 - Howard Theater - Washington DC

Europe
July 6 - North Sea Jazz Festival - Rotterdam, Netherlands
July 7 - Montreux Jazz Festival - Montruex, Switerland
July 8 - Umbria Jazz Festival - Perugia, Italy
July 10-11 Porgy & Bess - Vienna, Austria
More dates coming soon, please check w/ dates and venues as they are subject to change.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Spectrum Road: pre-order on Amazon.com

Spectrum Road debut album drops June 5th on Palmetto Records, pre-order it now at http://www.amazon.com/Spectrum-Road/dp/B007G9OO4G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338317666&sr=8-1

Spectrum Road is: Vernon Reid, Jack Bruce, John Medeski, Cindy Blackman-Santana.


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Dennis Diamond!

Stone Raiders - Truth To Power (available for download)

Stone Raiders are: Jean-Paul Borrelly, Will Calhoun (Living Colour), and Darryl Jones (Rolling Stones) - the new album TRUTH TO POWER is available for download on iTunes and Amazon.com





Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Living Colour to be part of Annual SummerStage Gala Honoring The Music of Jimi Hendrix

On Tuesday, June 5, 2012, City Parks Foundation (CPF) will welcome guests to the SummerStage Gala, an annual fundraising benefit, to support CPF’s free year-round arts programming.

This year’s concert will feature the music of the legendary

JIMI HENDRIX featuring performances by G. Love & Special Sauce / Bebel Gilberto / Amel Larrieux / Living Colour / The Roots / John Scofield / Soulive (house band) / Keller Willams and other very special guests

Schedule of Events
6:00 p.m. VIP Cocktail Party.
7:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. Concert
Table Seating by Candlelight

Check back regularly for artist updates!

The night begins at 6:00 p.m. with a cocktail party for Platinum and Gold table purchasers held in the Pergola Area at SummerStage. Dinner is served at 7:00 p.m., followed by the concert at 8:00 p.m.

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET – $50

Please click the following link for all information: http://www.summerstage.org/calendar/annual-summerstage-gala-honoring-the-music-of-jimi-hendrix-featuring-performances-by-the-roots-many-more/

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Something Else! Interview: Vernon Reid, of Spectrum Road and Living Colour (by Nick DeRiso)


Founding Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid is playing a different tune these days – a hard-driving jazz-rock tune alongside an all-star cast of Jack Bruce, John Medeski and Cindy Blackman-Santana. Together now as Spectrum Road, the quartet has taken the idea of paying tribute to Tony Williams Lifetime to its zenith on their forthcoming self-titled debut.

Rather than following the grounding-breaking fusion template set forth by Williams, who passed away in 1997, Spectrum Road is instead using his music as an inspirational framework. The results, due June 5, 2012, through Palmetto Records, are inventive, triumphal, thunderous – a combination of the sounds associated with Jack Bruce’s Cream, Living Colour, Medeski Martin and Wood and Blackman-Santana’s memorable stint with Lenny Kravitz, but at the same time nothing like them at all...

continue reading at : http://somethingelsereviews.com/2012/05/09/something-else-interview-vernon-reid-of-spectrum-road-and-living-colour/

Vernon Reid on His New Jazz-Rock Supergroup, Living Colour LP

Vernon Reid on His New Jazz-Rock Supergroup, Living Colour LP

Spectrum Road to feature Reid, Jack Bruce, John Medeski and Cindy Blackman Santana 

...The guitarist also gives an update regarding Living Colour. "Living Colour just got together a few weeks ago  preparing to do a bunch of writing in preparation to make a record for 2013," he says. "We want to be out and touring in 2013."

continue reading full article at : http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/vernon-reid-on-his-new-jazz-rock-supergroup-living-colour-lp-20120508

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Happy 24th Anniversary/Birthday to VIVID!

Today, May 3rd, 2012, marks the 24th anniversary of the release of Living Colour's VIVID