The String Quartet Tribute to Jimi Hendrix

The String Quartet Tribute to Jimi Hendrix

by Vitamin String Quartet


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The String Quartet Tribute to Jimi Hendrix

Vitamin's String Quartet Tribute to Jimi Hendrix seems more inspired than the label's usual lot of cash-ins and borderline novelty releases. "Stone Free" and "Purple Haze" are awash in fuzzy lead violins and a churning bottom end of viola and cello; "Manic Depression" gets downright tribal with its loping rhythms and layers of keening violin freakouts. Other highlights include the cello opening up into a roar for the main riff to "Foxey Lady," and the quieter moments of later entries "Little Wing" and "Wind Cries Mary." While not able to shake its novelty nature completely, the tribute is certainly a valid entry in the never-ending whirlwind of Hendrix-related releases.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/2003
Label: Vitamin Records
UPC: 0027297849426
catalogNumber: 8494
Rank: 145076

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Vitamin String Quartet   Primary Artist
Doug Munro   Percussion,Group Member
Tom Tally   Violin,Viola,Soloist
David Keen   Violin,Viola,Group Member
John Krovoza   Cello
Guenevere Measham   Cello
Claire Stancarone   Cello,Group Member
Michael Goetz   Double Bass,Group Member

Technical Credits

Doug Munro   Arranger,Producer
Jimi Hendrix   Composer
Tom Tally   Arranger,Producer
Eric Helmuth   Engineer
W.D. Roberts   Composer
Ron Sievers   Art Direction
Angry String Orchestra   String Ensemble
William Roberts   Composer

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