Vernon Reid Names Five Essential Jazz Albums For Metalheads

Posted by Michael Mueller on April 20, 2011 at 11:32 AM

Although his band Living Colour is best known for their funkified hard rock/metal, guitarist Vernon Reid has long touted the influence of jazz music on his playing. This week, Reid talked with Revolver magazine and offered up his list of five essential jazz records for metalheads, shown here:

1. Out to Lunch Eric Dolphy
2. Complete Savoy Sessions Charlie Parker
3. My Favorite Things John Coltrane 
4. Inner Mounting Flame Mahavishnu Orchestra
5. Kind of Blue Miles Davis

Living Colour guitar tab, video lessons, and jam tracks

Click here to read what Reid had to say about each entry. Meanwhile, if you're a rocker or a metalhead interested in getting into jazz, check out some of these titles from Hal Leonard.

HL Jazz Guitar MethodHL Jazz Rock Fusion Guitar MethodJazz for the Rock Guitarist

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