Did Jimi Hendrix ever comment on Julian Bream or Andres Segovia?

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Did Jimi Hendrix ever comment on Julian Bream or Andres Segovia?

Post by DLMJ-1234 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:15 pm

Seems to be that in the 1960's Segovia, Williams, Bream were on top form and yet in the other "Guitar World' people like Jimi Hendrix were making their own mark too....

Does anyone know if Hendrix listened to the likes of Bream? Surely they did right?

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Re: Did Jimi Hendrix ever comment on Julian Bream or Andres Segovia?

Post by Adrian Allan » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:04 pm

Hendrix died very young, so not sure if he did. Did he express views on many things, I'm not sure. I cannot remember seeing an interview with Hendrix.

I know that Segovia despised the electric guitar, which was probably one of the reasons that John Williams dabbled with it.
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Re: Did Jimi Hendrix ever comment on Julian Bream or Andres Segovia?

Post by AndreiKrylov » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:05 pm

Classical guitar
Tearing my body all apart

Classical guitar, yeah
Tearing my body all apart

Evil man make it kill ya
Evil man make it kill me
Evil man make it kill you
Even though we’re only families apart...

isn't it his, Jimi Hendrix, song?
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Re: Did Jimi Hendrix ever comment on Julian Bream or Andres Segovia?

Post by Rasputin » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:28 pm

I have watched a few Hendrix interviews - none recently but I don't remember CG being mentioned. He must have heard the big CG names of the 60s at some point. He was so much more successful that I can't imagine he would have felt any need to retaliate over Segovia's childish comments about the electric guitar. In a way it would be interesting to know what he thought about Bream and Segovia, but on the other hand it is not going to change my own opinion of them.

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Re: Did Jimi Hendrix ever comment on Julian Bream or Andres Segovia?

Post by Lawler » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:09 am

AndreiKrylov wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:05 pm
Classical guitar
Tearing my body all apart

Classical guitar, yeah
Tearing my body all apart

Evil man make it kill ya
Evil man make it kill me
Evil man make it kill you
Even though we’re only families apart...

isn't it his, Jimi Hendrix, song?
almost...
Nice post.

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Re: Did Jimi Hendrix ever comment on Julian Bream or Andres Segovia?

Post by hesson11 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:15 am

I always assumed he was talking about Segovia when he sang, "'Scuse me while I kiss this guy." :-)
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Re: Did Jimi Hendrix ever comment on Julian Bream or Andres Segovia?

Post by John Stone » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:20 pm

I'll bet Jimi appreciated their music. I just wish that Jimi and Segovia had met and it was filmed. That would have been wonderfully awkward.
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Post by zupfgeiger » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:15 pm

Did Jethro Tull (Ian Anderson or whoever played the fiddle) ever comment on Jascha Heifetz?
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Post by tubeman » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:26 pm

I know that Jimi and Miles Davis mutually admired one another and were planning to do an album together with Paul McCartney on bass! That would have been amazing.
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Re: Did Jimi Hendrix ever comment on Julian Bream or Andres Segovia?

Post by Rick Beauregard » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:22 pm

Adrian Allan wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:04 pm
Hendrix died very young, so not sure if he did. Did he express views on many things, I'm not sure. I cannot remember seeing an interview with Hendrix.

I know that Segovia despised the electric guitar, which was probably one of the reasons that John Williams dabbled with it.
George Harrison called Segovia the “Grandaddy of us all.” In his characteristically under-appreciated wit, Segovia responded, “Then they must be my illegitimate children”. [USC Masterclass 1981]
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Re: Did Jimi Hendrix ever comment on Julian Bream or Andres Segovia?

Post by DLMJ-1234 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:42 pm

Rick Beauregard wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:22 pm
Adrian Allan wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:04 pm
Hendrix died very young, so not sure if he did. Did he express views on many things, I'm not sure. I cannot remember seeing an interview with Hendrix.

I know that Segovia despised the electric guitar, which was probably one of the reasons that John Williams dabbled with it.
George Harrison called Segovia the “Grandaddy of us all.” In his characteristically under-appreciated wit, Segovia responded, “Then they must be my illegitimate children”. [USC Masterclass 1981]
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Re: Did Jimi Hendrix ever comment on Julian Bream or Andres Segovia?

Post by lagartija » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:57 pm

zupfgeiger wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:15 pm
Did Jethro Tull (Ian Anderson or whoever played the fiddle) ever comment on Jascha Heifetz?
I believe Ian Anderson played flute . He played Bach’s Boree on one of the Jethro Tull albums.
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Re: Did Jimi Hendrix ever comment on Julian Bream or Andres Segovia?

Post by pogmoor » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:48 pm

lagartija wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:57 pm
I believe Ian Anderson played flute...
And still does :)
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Re: Did Jimi Hendrix ever comment on Julian Bream or Andres Segovia?

Post by Rome714 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:10 am

I remember reading somewhere where Jimi mentioned Segovia being the greatest guitar player.
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Re: Did Jimi Hendrix ever comment on Julian Bream or Andres Segovia?

Post by zupfgeiger » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:42 pm

lagartija wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:57 pm
zupfgeiger wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:15 pm
Did Jethro Tull (Ian Anderson or whoever played the fiddle) ever comment on Jascha Heifetz?
I believe Ian Anderson played flute . He played Bach’s Boree on one of the Jethro Tull albums.
Absolutely right. But on Thick as a brick he also played the fiddle. :D
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