Something Else! sneak peek: Hear the new supergroup featuring Jack Bruce, Vernon Reid, John Medeski and Cindy Blackman

Legendary Cream bassist Jack Bruce is part of a new supergroup, this one featuring Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid. Check them out here!

The band, called Spectrum Road, also includes drummer Cindy Blackman Santana, a veteran jazz performer who has also played with Lenny Kravitz and her husband Carlos Santana’s bands; as well as jazz keyboardist John Medeski, best known as a member of the group Medeski Martin and Wood — collaborators over the years with Iggy Pop, Trey Anastasio and John Scofield, among others.

“To be able to play and record in this band alongside three of the most creative and stellar musicians in the world is a longtime dream come true,” Reid says. “The idea for Spectrum Road first came about in 2001 and it was the ongoing belief in the kind of record we knew we could make together that made it come to fruition.”

Spectrum Road’s self-titled debut album is due on June 5 via Palmetto Records, with a tour scheduled to follow in the summer. Their debut stop is the Bonnaroo Festival on June 9. The band is named for a song by jazz drummer Tony Williams, with whom Bruce played in Williams’ Lifetime fusion band in the early 1970s.

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