Songs of Jimi Hendrix for Solo Jazz Piano - by Reed Robins
Karl J. Geisler
Songs of Jimi Hendrix for Solo Jazz Piano
by Reed Robins
This is something
every hard-core hendrix fan should have.
Reed has based his "compositions" on some of the greatest music of all time--
classic hendrix. I call his tunes "compositions" rather than "arrangements"
because he has based original material on the form and theme of the original
songs. If I'm not listening too carefully, it's often hard to figure out
what song is playing. This is definitely NOT a note-for-note jimi on piano.
Reed does a very tasteful job. His music stands for itself--despite the
fact that they're hendrix tunes.
Everytime i listen to it i pick up more and more stuff.
Little Wing is just beautiful (as it should be, it's an incredibly
beautiful song in the first place), Reed definitely did it justice.
I think the greatest thing about this CD is that hendrix fans like us can
use it to slip a little jimi in situations where it might not otherwise be
appropriate. Work in a classy restaurant?? Put in some jazz piano, no
one will notice while you jam to jimi. :)
See what Reed himself says about this album:
the liner notes,
his musical approach.
All of this was posted on the
hey-joe mailing list
by Reed himself.
After that, check out the official Macintyre Music WWW press release for
sounds clips and more!