When people tell me that unique musical geniuses don’t exist...

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...I tell them to listen to Are You Experienced.

If they aren’t convinced, I then tell them to listen to Axis: Bold As Love.

If they still aren’t convinced, I tell them to listen to Electric Ladyland.

And if they’re still not convinced, I shake my head and write them off as a sad lost soul, not even knowing what they’re missing.
 
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...I tell them to listen to Are You Experienced.

If they aren’t convinced, I then tell them to listen to Axis: Bold As Love.

If they still aren’t convinced, I tell them to listen to Electric Ladyland.

And if they’re still not convinced, I shake my head and write them off as a sad lost soul, not even knowing what they’re missing.
Sorry but have to respectfully disagree. I like Hendrix but he's not remotely a genius or on the same musical plane as John Coltrane or George Crumb and many others. If you're just talking about what you like, that's a different story.
 

Fulldrive-1

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Sorry but have to respectfully disagree. I like Hendrix but he's not remotely a genius or on the same musical plane as John Coltrane or George Crumb and many others. If you're just talking about what you like, that's a different story.

Listen, really listen, to Electric Ladyland. Jimi was a genius, if there was ever such a one that played electric guitar.
 

Lucidology

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Sorry but have to respectfully disagree. I like Hendrix but he's not remotely a genius or on the same musical plane as John Coltrane or George Crumb and many others. If you're just talking about what you like, that's a different story.
Can you explain your reasoning?
 
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Can you explain your reasoning?
Admittedly, it's hard to explain in great detail with proper analysis in a forum format. In short, if you look at what was going on globally in music post 1945, Hendrix was not nearly as adventurous melodically, harmonically or rhythmically as Trane or Crumb (and many others) in his compositional writing or his improvising.
 

pup tentacle

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I love Hendrix and started listening to him constantly around the 5th grade. I believe he was a unique musical genius, along with many others from the past and present. That said, I find much of the worship here to be a bit overboard, often to the point of becoming ridiculous.
 




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