Taking a break from writing about the important sartorial issues of the day, Glen O’Brien, perhaps better known as GQ’s Style Guy, spends a few paragraphs on his Blog discussing Miles Davis and the fusion of rock and jazz.
And because you can always learn something new, I found the following rather interesting:
Not only was Miles Davis listening to Hendrix, Hendrix was listening back. One of the projects unrealized because of his death was a collaboration with Gil Evans. But Evans took some of the ideas he had for the collaboration and made an extraordinary album called The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix.
Here’s the YouTube link to watch the Gil Evans orchestra burning up a version of “Voodoo Chile.”
Image: Lee Friedlander, ’69