Nguyên Lê

Purple - Celebrating Jimi Hendrix - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9410-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 94102 2
  • German Release: 01/10/2002
  • Genre: Guitar Jazz

CD des Monats November 2002:
"Nguyên Lê setzt Maßstäbe in Sachen 'Celebrating Hendrix'"

No longer available – out of print

„For me, every note of Hendrix’s music is on fire. It might seem a little corny if I say that everything he played sounded like he was playing it for the last time. But it’s exactly this direct, urgent emotion that grabbed me from the beginning.“ (Nguyên Lê)Jimi Hendrix was a god. At least for the pubescent rock music, Hendrix, with his overwhelming presence, exorcised the acne-pocked innocence of youth. When he set his guitar on fire at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, the normally peace-loving hippies celebrated in the face of the revolution. Two years later, at Woodstock, he took America’s national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, and tore it into acoustic pieces. As the Etablishment’s bogeyman, the time was ripe for his likeness to be printed on T-shirts and plastered on wall posters.Hendrix is a pop culture icon. But he is also re...

line up

Nguyên Lê - guitars, guitar-synth
Michel Alibo - electric bass
Terri Lyne Carrington - drums & vocals
Aïda Khann & Corin Curschellas - vocals
Meshell Ndegeocello - electric bass
Karim Ziad - gumbri & north african percussions
Bojan Zulfikarpasic - acoustic piano & Fender Rhodes piano

Recording Information

Trio recorded by Jean Loup Morette assisted by Damien at Studio Davout, Paris on May 16 - 18, 2002
Overdubs, editing and mixing by Nguyên Lê at Studio Louxor, Paris Barbès on May 19 - July 2, 2002
Meshell Ndegeocello recorded at Systems Two Studios, NYC on June 1, 2002
NYC recording session produced by Terri Lyne Carrington
Mastered by Uwe at Electric City, Brussels
Produced by Nguyên Lê with a big & precious help from Terri Lyne Carrington & Dominique Borker