Alex Skolnick Trio Offers Up Fourth Album "Veritas"
Fri, 21 Jan 2011 10:21:19
The Alex Skolnick Trio returns with their fourth album Veritas on March 29th. You need not be a Latin scholar to know that "veritas" is Latin for "truth." It's also AST's first release on innovative jazz label Palmetto Records. The 11-track album contains nine original compositions, a cover of Metallica's "Fade to Black" and a bonus remix of the song "Bollywood Jam" by Jay Sustain and Nik Chinboukas. The record was produced by Alex Skolnick and recorded at Spin Recording Studios in Long Island City, New York. It's eclectic, that's for sure. I am dying to hear the "Fade to Black" cover.
Alex Skolnick's other gig is guitarist of thrash lords Testament. He stayed with the band through five critically acclaimed albums and countless tours with, among others, Slayer, Megadeth, Judas Priest and White Zombie. After hearing and seeing one of Miles Davis' electric bands on TV, Skolnick relocated to New York City to play and study jazz.
Alex Skolnick Trio (AST) was formed while Alex was earning his BFA in jazz from New School University in Manhattan.
Are you going to expose yourself to Veritas?