Jimi Hendrix was my big hero when I was a teenager ....
on january 22nd 1969 I saw him twice in concert and he had a huge impact on me ... (read a short description of an Univbes article I wrote)
...I played in small clubs and at big festivals using all kind of names like "Little String" or "Rudy Kronfuss Band"...
...to finally thank Jimi for all he did for me I decided to write and dedicate three entire CDs to him which are called: "...AND SAY HELLO TO JAMES" , "...AND SEND MY LOVE TO JAMES". and "...AND PASS IT ON TO JAMES".
On "RUDY KRONFUSS PLAYS JIMI HENDRIX" and "RUDY KRONFUSS PLAYS JIMI HENDRIX VOL.2" I tried to restore unfinished songs of Jimi for the first time, like "Valleys of Neptune","Heaven has no sorrow","Gypsy blood","Send my love to Linda" and "Scorpio woman".
Today I play concerts using the name "The Rudy Kronfuss Experience" and I have a "special wireless phone connection" with him that seems to have been forever.
......so I played on many occasions with different bands
the songs of this genius...
...I always tried to communicate the spiritual side of Jimi at tribute concerts and we played his "rare" songs as well not only the "hits"..
... we tried to bring mainly Jimi's musical talent to the audience not so much his showmanship as a performer...
...later I used my experience with Jimi's music in other musical situations and I wrote arrangements of his music of all kinds. I am especially proud of a medley around Voodoo Child Slight Return (Slight Return Medley) which is written for saxophone quartet, because it was the first time that Jimi's music was played at the (classical) Concert Hall (concertgebouw) of Amsterdam / Holland.
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