Lonnie Smith Trio – Purple Haze: Tribute To Jimi Hendrix (1994) [Japan 2016]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 56:24 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,27 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,2 GB
This isn’t the first time Lonnie Smith has released an album dedicated to guitar great Jimi Hendrix. As with Purple Haze, guitarist John Abercrombie and drummer Marvin “Smitty” Smith backed up Smith for his first tip of the hat to Hendrix on Foxy Lady. It was so successful Smith went forward with a new tribute – Purple Haze.
In the early ’70s, Lonnie Smith’s recordings frequently exhibited a debt to Jimi Hendrix’s groundbreaking fusions, but he waited until 1995 to release Foxy Lady, a full-fledged tribute to the innovative guitarist. Foxy Lady was so successful that Smith decided to make another Hendrix album, again with John Abercrombie and Marvin “Smitty” Smith. Purple Haze is as entertaining as Foxy Lady – it’s truly remarkable to hear how these blues-rockers can open up into soul-jazz numbers tinged with free jazz influences – and confirms not only Hendrix’s composing talents, but also Smith’s vision.
01. Voodoo Chile
02. Up From The Sky
03. Gypsy Eyes
04. Purple Haze / Star Spangled Banner
Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Tetsuo Hara. Engineered by Jerome Fox.
Recorded on March 20th, 1994 at Sound Designer Studio in New York.
Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix. VENUS Japan # VHGD-169.
Lonnie Smith – organ
John Abercrombie – guitar
Marvin “Smitty” Smith – drums