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    Saturday, April 29th, 2006

    Will Calhoun will be the featured International Star Guest at the Cegléd Drummers’ Festival, an annual international drum and percussion festival in Hungary. Venue = Sport Hall Cegléd. Performance is scheduled for 9:30pm.

    Sunday, April 30th, 2006

    Will Calhoun will hold a drum clinic in Budapest, Hungary. Clinic begins at 5pm.

    Dozsa Gyorgy Muvelodesi Haz
    H-1173 Budapest, Pesti ut 113.

    As always, please make sure to check with the local venues to confirm show dates and details!

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    Monday, May 15th, 2006

    Living Colour Master Class in Melbourne, Australia


    The Depot
    60 Swan St. Richmond (03) 9427-0500


    Vernon Reid’s Guitar – 6:00pm
    Doug Wimbish’s Bass Guitar – 7:15pm
    Corey Glover’s Vocals – 8:30pm
    Will Calhoun’s Drums – 9:30pm

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    Vernon Reid & Masque

    Other True Self

    Label: Favored Nations

    If you like: Buckethead, James Blood Ulmer, Steve Vai

    Song to download: “National Anthem”

    Guitarist Vernon Reid made his name as the leader of the Living Colour, a band that hurdled racial and musical stereotypes to find all-too-brief mainstream success playing an enlightened blend of metallic riffs and deep grooves.

    But Reid is a guitarist with a deep arsenal of musical ideas. Other True Self, his latest album with his new band, Masque, shows Reid incorporating a daunting musical technique within a body of song that touches on everything from avant-garde jazz to reggae … and beyond.

    Reid can hold his own with virtually any guitarist; his playing on “Aferika” is nothing short of mind-blowing. But flashy technique is less important to Reid than the ability to incorporate complex musical ideas into a seamless whole delivered with emotion. Reid writes most of the material, but two of the album’s highlights are interpretations of songs by Tony Williams and Radiohead.

    Other True Self impresses mostly in the realization that Reid is redefining the language of the modern electric guitarist – which is exciting indeed.

    – Ed Bumgardner
    relish staff writer

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