Vernon Reid Talks FutureFret ‘N’ Stuff

FutureFret: Episode One is the first event in what Vernon Reid and Chris Buono hope to be an ongoing series. The event is this Saturday, May 14th, 2022 and will include a collective of panel discussions, masterclasses and live performances centered around forward-thinking concepts for the modern guitarist. Here is my interview with Vernon about the idea, its possibilities and many other things. Below that is an introductory video and the details.

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Putting The Fun Back In Fusion

Two videos, not the greatest sound, but they illustrate what made the idea of combining jazz technical facility, harmonic knowledge and rhythmic complexity with funk feels and rock tones, a good idea in the first place. Yes, Wynton, it is okay for jazz musicians to look like they are having fun on stage.