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on May 24, 2001
Why does a blues musician purchase a classical CD? I suppose in large part it was due to curiousity more than anything else. Jimi Hendrix' "Little Wing", of course, is a true measure of a blues musicians talent. Many try to perform it and fail miserably. So, knowing the complexity of the number, I thought I would purchase the CD to see how a non-blues musician approaches the challenge. The answer is: masterfully and refreshingly. Rather than attempt to copy the styles of either Jimi Hendrix or Stevie Ray Vaughan, Liebert gives a fresh new interpretation of the material. The result is stunning.
On the other hand, the interpretations of the Stones, "Paint it Black", Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir", as well as the other copies are pretty much what would be excepted from a classical guitarist with no surprises and, with the exception of a Saz--a Turkish instrument-- played on "Kashmir", are pretty true to the originals.
While I am not likely to run out and buy Larry Juber does the Beatles or Freddy Fender does Elvis, I must say that overall, this is a nicely done tribute CD and a worthwhile purchase.