A couple weeks ago, I was fortunate to see a highly entertaining free concert at Millennium Park. The concert was a tribute to guitar legend Jimi Hendrix…only this tribute was performed by San Francisco-based string quartet, Turtle Island Quartet.
I’ve always been a fan of groups and musicians that blend different genres of music…the Police, one of my favorite groups, is a great example as they combine elements of punk, reggae and pop. At the concert, I was amazed to hear how this string quartet pulled off songs by Hendrix, Coltrane and Miles Davis. Needless to say, I was highly entertained and very impressed. And it reminded me that having a wide range of influences is a good thing.
The Quartet played the Hendrix version of this classic Bob Dylan tune…Have a great weekend!