Sat Nov 3 2018

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Jack London Revue

529 SW 4th Ave. Portland, OR 97204

Ages 21+

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Recorded live at The Fillmore East in New York City N.Y. on December 31st, 1969 & January 1st, 1970, the Band of Gypsys debut recording consisted of six tracks released to the public on March 25th, 1970 – close to fifty years ago. That vinyl record established the template for the Funk & Roll genre.

The re-releases, with new tracks & multiple versions of the six tracks from the Fillmore shows, illuminated that Jimi Hendrix, Billy Cox, and Buddy Miles never played a tune the same way twice, breaking away from the “note-by-note” live renditions prevalent in Pop & Rock hit songs at that time. This “breaking away” also highlighting BOG’s use of improvisational interplay within the Pop/Rock song structure, which up to that time, had usually been exercised by Jazz musicians.

The Vernon Reid Band of Gypsys Revisited Band (VR-BOG-RB) further extends the music of Hendrix’s most jazz-oriented band, and Reid has assembled a prodigious quartet drawn mostly from the soul-jazz-hip-hop collective Burnt Sugar Arkestra for this one time visit to the West coast. 

The group includes drummer/vocalist James “Biscuit” Rouse, who spent three years as music director for Lauryn Hill, bassist/vocalist Jared Michael Nickerson, who’s toured and recorded with Charlie Musselwhite and The The and guitarist/vocalist André “Dré Glo” Lassalle, a longtime Reid collaborator whose credits include work with Miles Davis and John Scofield.

As the lead guitarist and founder of Living Colour and a co-founder of the Black Rock Coalition, the London-born, Brooklyn-raised Reid has done a great deal to undermine stereotypical expectations of what kinds of music black artists ought to play.  Drawn to jazz as a teenager, he first gained notice in the early 1980s as a member of Ornette Coleman Prime Time and drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society, to where now his rampant eclecticism encompasses everything from hard rock and punk to funk, R&B and avant-garde jazz, and his anarchic, lightning-fast solos have become something of a hallmark as well.

As a trailblazing rocker Vernon Reid is the ideal artist to celebrate the legacy of Jimi Hendrix on the occasion of the late guitar icon’s 76th birthday.

 

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Vernon Reid's Band of Gypsys Revisited Band - 2 Shows

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PDXJazz and Soul'd Out Present

Vernon Reid's Band of Gypsys Revisited Band - 2 Shows

Sat Nov 3 2018 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Jack London Revue Portland OR
Vernon Reid's Band of Gypsys Revisited Band - 2 Shows
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Ages 21+

Recorded live at The Fillmore East in New York City N.Y. on December 31st, 1969 & January 1st, 1970, the Band of Gypsys debut recording consisted of six tracks released to the public on March 25th, 1970 – close to fifty years ago. That vinyl record established the template for the Funk & Roll genre.

The re-releases, with new tracks & multiple versions of the six tracks from the Fillmore shows, illuminated that Jimi Hendrix, Billy Cox, and Buddy Miles never played a tune the same way twice, breaking away from the “note-by-note” live renditions prevalent in Pop & Rock hit songs at that time. This “breaking away” also highlighting BOG’s use of improvisational interplay within the Pop/Rock song structure, which up to that time, had usually been exercised by Jazz musicians.

The Vernon Reid Band of Gypsys Revisited Band (VR-BOG-RB) further extends the music of Hendrix’s most jazz-oriented band, and Reid has assembled a prodigious quartet drawn mostly from the soul-jazz-hip-hop collective Burnt Sugar Arkestra for this one time visit to the West coast. 

The group includes drummer/vocalist James “Biscuit” Rouse, who spent three years as music director for Lauryn Hill, bassist/vocalist Jared Michael Nickerson, who’s toured and recorded with Charlie Musselwhite and The The and guitarist/vocalist André “Dré Glo” Lassalle, a longtime Reid collaborator whose credits include work with Miles Davis and John Scofield.

As the lead guitarist and founder of Living Colour and a co-founder of the Black Rock Coalition, the London-born, Brooklyn-raised Reid has done a great deal to undermine stereotypical expectations of what kinds of music black artists ought to play.  Drawn to jazz as a teenager, he first gained notice in the early 1980s as a member of Ornette Coleman Prime Time and drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society, to where now his rampant eclecticism encompasses everything from hard rock and punk to funk, R&B and avant-garde jazz, and his anarchic, lightning-fast solos have become something of a hallmark as well.

As a trailblazing rocker Vernon Reid is the ideal artist to celebrate the legacy of Jimi Hendrix on the occasion of the late guitar icon’s 76th birthday.

 

Vernon Reid's Band of Gypsys Revisited Band

Vernon Reid's Band of Gypsys Revisited Band

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