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095: Derek & The Dominos, ‘Little Wing’ (Jimi Hendrix)

One doesn’t usually go to Hendrix for his songs, rather for his disassembly of world order. However, ‘Little Wing’, is on jelly bread of a song, inspiring oodles of admirable covers, most notably Derek & The Dominos’ rapturous amalgam of 1967 Haight-Ashbury, ephemeral bliss with the very corporeal guitars of Eric Clapton and Duane Allman.

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055: Miles Davis/Gil Evans, ‘Concierto de Aranjuez’

In which a jazz recasting of classical favorite trumps the original. Gil Evans and a taste of heaven.

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055: Miles Davis/Gil Evans, ‘Concierto de Aranjuez’

Thanks this week to my friend MK, who has so generously and virulently argued with me over the last couple of weeks about the sanctity and inviolability of classical music. She believes in all her heart and soul that it’s legitimate to cover Bruce Springsteen but not Bob Schumann. You know, I pretty much agree […]

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