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Robert Dick - Third Stone From the Sun

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This is a most unusual CD with flutist Robert Dick paying tribute to rock guitar great Jimi Hendrix. Dick creates a wide variety of sounds throughout this release that seem electronically altered but are actually totally acoustic. He plays chords, sings through his flute, and uses circular breathing and overdubbing to cast new light on four of Jimi Hendrix's compositions (along with three of his own). The "power trio" also features bassist Jerome Harris and drummer Jim Black, while the Soldier String Quartet makes a memorable appearance on "Tycho." Robert Dick not only manages to recapture the spirit of Jimi Hendrix in ingenuous ways, but also creates some startling new music; this version of "It's Still Like It Wouldn't Be Yesterday," with its six flutes and piccolos, is absolutely spooky.

Biography

Born: January 4, 1950 in New York

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

The traditions of classical music are combined with the improvisation of and technical skills of jazz to create the imaginative music of New York-born and Switzerland-based flute player, Robert Dick. Describing himself as "a musician with twenty-first century skills and eighteenth century attitudes," Dick continues to pioneer a new role for the flute in modern music. Performing as a soloist, or in a duo that he shares with pianist Anthony DeMare, Dick continues to take such a high energy approach...
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