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Known Unknown Before Reid gave rock guitar a face-lift in Living Colour, he made arty noise in electric-jazz projects like the Decoding Society. He's after that...Known Unknown Before Reid gave rock guitar a face-lift in Living Colour, he made arty noise in electric-jazz projects like the Decoding Society. He's after that...2004-05-21
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Known Unknown

Producer (group): Favored Nations; Status: In Season

Before Reid gave rock guitar a face-lift in Living Colour, he made arty noise in electric-jazz projects like the Decoding Society. He’s after that jazz edge again here. After a couple of generic party numbers, brainier fun begins as Reid supercharges standards like Monk’s ”Brilliant Corners” with a plugged-in, rockish intensity that skillfully traverses the fusion map. Uneven, but creatively potent.

Originally posted May 21 2004 — 12:00 AM EDT

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