Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Lonnie Smith Trio, John Abercrombie, Marvin "Smitty" Smith|
Purple Haze: Tribute to Jimi Hendrix
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B
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Great album -- smooth jazz improv. with a hint of Hendrix
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album is basically the result of three great jazz musicians playing interpretations of famous Hendrix songs. Although none of the songs sound exacly like the Hendrix versions (they weren't meant to), the basic grooves are still there. All of the misicians are incredible, and the sounds they create are beautiful -- from the smooth sound of the guitar, to the brash sound of the Hammond B-3 through a distorted leslie speaker (and not to mention a strong percussion backing). I do not generally listen to jazz music, but I love this album, and I think other Hendrix/Lonnie Smith Trio fans will to. (The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because of the length of the songs -- all four songs are about ten minutes long, but other people may not mind long songs)."
A Must-Have for all lovers of funky jazz and/or Jimi Hendrix
RE | Los Angeles, CA United States | 06/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Take three outstanding musicians, give them some great Jimi Hendrix tunes as a starting point, and then simmer and cook until done! This record is terrific, and unlike anything you've ever heard before. The funky organ sounds of Dr. Lonnie Smith (remember, he is *not* the same guy as Lonnie Liston Smith), the jazz-rock jamming guitar sounds of John Abercrombie (who sounds here like he is channeling a mix of Hendrix, Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin)and the funky, always-on-it drums of Smitty Smith. Each song is about 10-12 minutes in length, so if you're looking for breezy, short rock tunes, don't buy this record. But for everyone else, give a listen!"