Vernon Reid

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Vernon Reid, Guitarist, is a founding member of the Black Rock Coalition.

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Vernon Alphonsus Reid (born 22 August 1958) is an English-born American guitarist, songwriter, composer, and bandleader. Best known as the founder and primary songwriter of the rock band Living Colour, Reid was named No. 66 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, although he was not included on the revised 2011 list.

Critic Steve Huey writes, "[Reid's] rampant eclecticism encompasses everything from heavy metal and punk to funk, R&B and avant-garde jazz, and his anarchic, lightning-fast solos have become something of a hallmark as well."

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 Smash & Scatteration Bill Frisell - Vernon Reid 2
1996 Mistaken Identity Vernon Reid 1
1998 GTR OBLQ David Torn, Vernon Reid & Elliott Sharp 1
This Little Room Vernon Reid 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Live at Jazzfestival Frankfurt 1995 Jean-Paul Bourelly, Vernon Reid, T.M. Stevens & Dennis Chambers 1

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