The opening riff to "Foxey Lady" provides the foundation Gypsy Boy (New Rising Sun) - Jimi Hendrix - Midnight Lightning the instrumental "Trash Man," and no amount of bastardization can take away from the genius guitarist his legacy. If you take this work at face value, without the baggage of what "producer" Alan Douglas did to the tapes, this time with Tony Bongiovi along for the ride, it's still Hendrix.
Maybe God allowed the series of albums to happen so the world could see Hendrix's work could survive doctoring and musicians jamming with his art after the fact. That this disc goes for big bucks on Internet auction sites says something about the timelessness of the music.
The title track, as with seven of the eight performances here, has session player Alan Schwartzberg on drums, a far cry from his work with Carole Bayer Sager. Bob Babbit is the "designated bassist" on the entire project no doubt what Billy Cox and Noel Redding thought about thisand Jeff Mironov shares guitar duties with Lance Quinn.
That's not a misprint. Thankfully, the extra guitarists Gypsy Boy (New Rising Sun) - Jimi Hendrix - Midnight Lightning somewhat invisible -- you know, what's the point of having co-vocalists add their talents to a Janis Joplin disc? What these recordings effectively do is offer the world a comparison between what the official Hendrix estate is doing, and what Douglas did.
The Hendrix estate wins that battle, Eddie Kramer and John McDermott carefully restoring all the master tapes of Jimi Hendrix, and restoring them properly. Discs like Midnight Lightning are also a statement on how a great artist's legacy can go through various hands and the artistic consequences of tapes traveling as if under their own steam. History is an excellent vantage point from which to view. The title track is great -- and it goes along with the cover painting very nicely. Is it blasphemy to say En Bateau - The Team Of Pianists - Worlds Apart this is a highly enjoyable disc?
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