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Nguyen Le: Purple: Celebrating Jimi Hendrix

Read "Purple: Celebrating Jimi Hendrix" reviewed by John Kelman

Originally released in 2002 but only seeing release in the United States five years later, Purple: Celebrating Jimi Hendrix--alongside welcome 2007 reissues of Miracles (Universal, 1990) and Zanzibar (Universal, 1992) and the more recently recorded Homescape (ACT, 2006)--provides an increasingly balanced picture of guitarist Nguyên Lê. He may be considered by most to be a fusion ...

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Nguyen Le: Purple: Celebrating Jimi Hendrix

Read "Purple: Celebrating Jimi Hendrix" reviewed by Julian Derry

Jimi Hendrix's greatest quality was the way he engaged his audience. The warm powerful tones of his guitar playing, the near- spiritual journeys through new magical lands of guitar wizardry drew the listener in to share in an emotional embrace. Alas, elements of this Hendrix tribute album conspire to make it an impersonal, less earthy experience. ...

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Nguyen Le: Purple: Celebrating Jimi Hendrix

Read "Purple: Celebrating Jimi Hendrix" reviewed by Todd S. Jenkins

Hallelujah, somebody got it right! One of the banes of the fusion desk is the number of Hendrix knock-offs that come across it. Whether it be an outright tribute or just someone copping a half-dozen licks, nary a guitarist seems to be able to go long without conjuring up Jimi's long-dead ghost. So the arrival of ...