The Covalent Bond

This site is dedicated to the sharing of ideas in the field of music, literature, and whatever else strikes my fancy. To play the music, you must have Rhapsody. I am just getting started. There will be more to come. "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein

Monday, December 19, 2005

Ode to Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix was a guitar god, and the fact that there are so many covers of his songs by other artists just proves the point. The list that I put together is by no means all-inclusive, but I thought it shows the variety of artists Jimi influenced. Gil Evans, the great arranger was to work with Hendrix, but Hendrix passed away before he had the chance. Gil did, however, release an album of Hendrix covers which is very interesting. I included Gil's arrangement of "Voodoo Chile." In addition, you will find two versions of "Purple Haze." One by The Cure and the other by the Kronos Quartet. This song is so influential, I couldn't have just one version. There are quite a few jazz pieces here, including a free jazz version of "Machine Gun" by Peter Brotzmann. I am not sure if Brotzmann based this on Hendrix or not, regardless it is a pretty interesting, if not intense listen. Click here

1. Foxy Lady - Hang On the Box
2. Voodoo Chile - Gil Evans
3. The Wind Cries Mary - Triad
4. Purple Haze - The Cure
5. Hey Joe - The Bevis Frond
6. Third Stone From The Sun - Jaco Pastorius
7. Little Wing - Screaming Headless Torsos
8. Crosstown Traffic (Live) - Red Hot Chili Peppers
9. Are You Experienced - Toadsuck Symphony
10. Room Full Of Mirrors - The Pretenders
11. The Wind Cries Mary - Marc Ribot/Shrek
12. Stone Free - Hugh Cornwell
13. If Six Was Nine - David Garfield
14. Spanish Castle Magic - Fly
15. Machine Gun - Peter Brotzmann
16. Exp - Multiverse
17. Bold As Love - Phish
18. Have You Ever Been To Electric Ladyland? - Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
19. Purple Haze - Kronos Quartet


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