Saturday, March 18, 2006

Hendrix: The end of a beginning maybe

'It's revealing to hear Hendrix talk about jamming in London last year with Roland Kirk, jazz's amazing blind multi-horn player. Jimi was in awe of Roland, afraid that he would play something that would get in Roland's way. You can tell, by the way he speaks of Kirk, that Hendrix regards him as some kind of Master Musician. As it worked out, Jimi played what he normally plays, Roland played what he normally plays, and they fit like hand in glove. As Hendrix tells it. "Boy -- that Roland Kirk!" says Jimi, pursing his lips. It is a fond memory...' More


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