On April 16, LIVING COLOUR guitarist Vernon Reid will release his third solo album and second featuring the backing of virtuosos called MASQUE.
On "Other True Self", Vernon Reid exposes a vivid personal landscape. Each track illuminates one or another side of Vernon Reid: his African lineage in "Prof. Bebey", the Latin flavor of the melodies he casts over Hank Schroy's bass pulse and Don McKenzie's crisp reggae rhythm bed in "Flatbush and Church Revisited", the exhilaration of his unison sprint with keyboardist Leon Gruenbaum on "Game is Rigged", the swirling Middle Eastern energies in "Mind of My Mind".
"Other True Self", then, is a sonic kaleidoscope, a tumble of colors and a whirl of astonishing visions. Yet as far as Reid is concerned, it's just one step forward on a possibly endless — and endlessly rewarding — mission.
"Other True Self" track listing:
01. Game Is Rigged
02. National Anthem
03. Flatbush and Church Revisited
05. Enjoy The Silence
06. White Face
09. Wild Life
12. Mind Of My Mind
13. Prof. Bebey
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