Dire Strait’s ‘Sultans of Swing’ Solo Played in the Distinctive Style of Jimi Hendrix

Dutch musician¬†Laszlo Buring, who usually plays songs by other artists as Dire Straits, flipped the script and impressively performed Mark Knopfler‘s iconic guitar solo from “Sultans of Swing” as a Jimi Hendrix solo. Buring took inspiration from Hendrix’s solo on “All Along the Watchtower”.

It ain’t easy to get a grasp on Jimi’s sonic and melodic wizardry, but here’s an attempt. Molded the beat after ‘All along the Watchtower’ Hope you enjoy!

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

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