Amazing arrangements of familiar songs Redemption Song, Mercedes Benz,
and many others performed in a truly original style! A collection of Nguyên Lê s favorite songs of freedom: Bob
Marley s Redemption Song sits alongside hits from Led
Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, and
The Beatles, whose Eleanor Rigby and Come Together
frame this unique album.
These aren t your standard cover versions! Lê unearths these
icons of pop and rock history from their dust- (or gold-) covered
depths and brings them to the present day with the help of
exceptional guests from all over the world.
Special guests give their own personal stamp: Youn Sun Nah,
Dhafer Youssef, David Linx, David Binney, Chris Speed,
Prabhu Edouard, and Karim Ziad, to name just a few.
With these 15 songs, Lê impressively brings together a wide
range of individuals and sounds West merges with East, North
with South, great vocals with instrumental virtuosity, and the
melodic legacy of the past with the sound of the future!
Few musicians embody the word fusion more than Parisianborn
guitarist Nguyên Lê ... for the past 25 years he s been mining
a combination of fusion by the more conventional definition the
infusion of rock energy into the jazz sphere with fusion in a
broader sense, the seamless integration of music from cultures
around the world. --All About Jazz
A masterful, inventive player who has cultivated a wholly unique
voice on the instrument, he ranks right up there with Bill Frisell,
John Scofield, Mike Stern, and Allan Holdsworth in the post-
Hendrix world of jazz guitar. --Jazz FM