SPECTRUM ROAD, the new quartet featuring Jack Bruce (CREAM), Vernon Reid (LIVING COLOUR), John Medeski (MEDESKI, MARTIN AND WOOD) and Cindy Blackman-Santana (LENNY KRAVITZ, SANTANA), will release its self-titled debut album on June 5 via Palmetto Records. The band will promote the CD with an appearnace at the 2012 edition of the Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival on June 9 on a beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville.
SPECTRUM ROAD emerged from a discussion between Vernon Reid and Jack Bruce when Vernon was touring and recording with Jack around 2003. They bonded over how much they admired the groundbreaking music of THE TONY WILLIAMS LIFETIME, in particular second edition of that seminal band in which Jack participated with Larry Young and John McLaughlin and recorded the classic album “Turn It Over” in 1970. Vernon suggested using John Medeski on keyboards and Tony Williams acolyte Cindy Blackman on drums. This band premiered in December 2008 at the Blue Note in Tokyo. The 2011 shows were the first time the band has played in the United States.
SPECTRUM ROAD is:
Vernon Reid (LIVING COLOUR) – Guitar
Jack Bruce (CREAM) – Bass, Vocals
Cindy Blackman-Santana (LENNY KRAVITZ, SANTANA) – Drums, Vocals
John Medeski (MEDESKI, MARTIN AND WOOD) – Piano, Keyboards
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