Country of Origin United States
Description October 20 Next Wave Gala Performance
When Jim Hendrix died on September 18, 1970, the mythic guitarist and composer behind the epoch-defining albums Are You Experienced?, Axis: Bold as Love, and Electric Ladyland was on the verge of a rock-jazz fusion revolution -- and one week away from his first meeting with renowned arranger Gil Evans (creative partner with Miles Davis on Sketches of Spain and Porgy and Bess). Though their collaboration never took place, Evans presented his ingenious orchestral arrangements of Hendrix's songs live at Carnegie Hall in 1974, and recorded the event for an album on RCA. A Magic Science goes where no live tribute has gone before, presenting an expanded reprise of that famous "Music of Jimi Hendrix" Carnegie Hall concert, followed by a journey through freshly explored Hendrix territory.
The funk/jazz/rock masters Medeski Martin & Wood and the Gil Evans Orchestra are joined by guitar innovators Vernon Reid and Chris Whitley, Marc Anthony Thompson (Chocolate Genius) and Sandra St. Victor (ex-Family Stand) on lead vocals, DJ Logic on turntables, plus other musical guests. In addition, Glenn McKay, famed lighting designer for Jefferson Airplane and the Greatful Dead, will create 60s visuals guaranteed to "trip" the light fantastic. Don't miss this utterly original big-band and techno-tribute to the Seattle-born icon -- with freaked-out hair, psychedelic clothes, a bodacious personality, a sexually-charged stage presence, and a dazzling, brilliantly brazen way with the electric guitar -- who changed the way everybody expereinces music.