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Track : “Angel”

CD : Angel*

Artist : Paolo Fresu

It starts out with ’s Hendrix inspired guitar playing a noisy introduction, quickly followed by the rock oriented rhythm of bass and drums.

Then Fresu’s mellow muted trumpet launches the melody… and drags the whole band towards a more “angel like” climate, while ’s guitar maintains the freaky spirit of his left handed idol.

A very strange and uninhibited version of one of Hendrix’s hits, by an Italian-French quartet whose members think that the spirit – not the repertoire – is the main basis of a good jazz tune.

Here is a 4’24’’ long masterful demonstration of their theory.

Please listen to it here:

… and/or all the week (January 16 to 22, 2023) at 06:00am & at 08:00pm on Couleurs Jazz Radio.

Musicians :

Paolo Fresu: trumpet

Nguyên Lê: guitars

Furio di Castri: bass

Roberto Gatto: drums

Composed by Jimi Hendrix.

(*) Label BMG—1998

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