Hendrix, Jimi - Morning Symphony Ideas

Year of Release: 2002
Label: MCA Records
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 69:49:00

Morning Symphony Ideas is a fantastical journey into the creative process and musical genius of James Marshall Hendrix. This unbelievable collection of previously unreleased songs and home demos gives you a bird's eye view into Jimi's intensity and complexities as an artist. These tracks never would have been released if he was alive. He demanded painstaking meticulous perfectionism with every song before it was ready to master for production. Just the same, this material is absolutely phenomenal, whether it's a demo or unfinished track.

What are all the styles covered on this CD? Well, you name it and Hendrix did it. He basically could have picked up his guitar on any given day and decide to record a blues, jazz, or rock album without even thinking about it. The first song, "Keep On Groovin'," is nearly 30 minutes long. I had to keep looking at my CD player to see if it had changed over to another track, amazingly it just kept going. Jimi plays everything from rock, blues, jazz, and funk that would put George Clinton to shame. The kicker is that he accomplishes it all in one song. "Scorpio Woman" is another marathon fusion excursion with just as much musical diversity, clocking in at over 21 minutes. You also will hear some Latin Flamenco and island influences that are similar to reggae with a harder rock edge in "Jungle."

Just when you thought you just heard the latest and greatest from the archives from this guitar legend they unearth another gem. If you think about the period of time he was around its mind boggling how much material he had committed to tape. It's obvious that if he wasn't playing live he was in the studio or at home recording something. The evolution of his music is breathtaking; I cannot even imagine how he would have evolved as an artist if he had lived. I am just beside myself as I delve further into this man's legacy. This is jaw dropping six-string dexterity. Another absolute must for any guitar aficionado or Hendrix fan.

It seems that this is an item available at www.authentichendrix.com, the merchandising arm of the official Jimi Hendrix website; [Aug 2009: MCA is now part of Universal Music Group]

Keep On Groovin' (28:05) / Jungle (9:04) / Room Full Of Mirrors (5:53) / Strato Strut (4:38) / Scorpio Woman (21:41) / Acoustic Demo (1:08)

Jimi Hendrix - guitar, vocal
Billy Cox - bass
Buddy Miles - drums

(Partial, at best)
Are You Experienced? (1967)
Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
Electric Ladyland (1968)
Smash Hits (1969/2002)
Band Of Gypsys (1970)
Jimi Hendrix Rock N Roll (1990)
Blues (1994)
Crosstown Conversation (1997)
First Rays Of The New Rising Sun (1997)
South Saturn Delta (1997)
BBC Sessions (1998)
Experience Hendrix - Best of Jimi Hendrix (1998)
Jimi Hendrix Story (1998)
NYC '68 (1998)
Woke Up This Morning/Found Myself (1998)
Live At The Oakland Coliseum (1998)
His Greatest Hits 2 (1999)
Live At Woodstock (1999)
Live At Fillmore East (1999)
Live At Clark University (1999)
Vol. 1 - His Greatest Hits (1999)
Drivin South (2000)
Early Years (2000)
Experience Hendrix (2000)
Jimi Hendrix: Audio Biography (2000)
Best Of (2001)
Summer Of Love (2001)
Voodoo Child - Jimi Hendrix Collection (2001)
Live In Ottawa (2001)
Fire (2002)
Jimi Henndrix As It Happened (2002)
Morning Symphony Ideas (2002)

The Dick Cavett Show (DVD) (2002)
Jimi Hendrix - The Last 24 Hours (DVD) (2004)
Live At Woodstock (DVD) (2005)

Genre: Rock

Origin US

Added: May 18th 2002
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
Artist website: www.jimihendrix.com
Hits: 605
Language: english


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