Thursday, May 09, 2013

Jimi Hendrix: People, Hell and Angels

"'People, Hell and Angels' (Experience Hendrix/Legacy Recordings) is a follow-up to 2010’s 'Valleys of Neptune,' a set of unreleased tracks recorded with the Jimi Hendrix Experience. ... The new album consists of a dozen blues-rock songs that Hendrix recorded with other musicians. ... Hendrix experimented with different lineups and in some cases expanding his arrangements beyond a power trio. His playing dips at times into a jazz idiom but more often returns to his R&B roots, as he reunited with musicians he had known from his days as a sideman on the chitlin’ circuit. Four songs on the album ... come from two sessions with the bassist Billy Cox and the drummer Buddy Miles. This was the trio, known as the Band of Gypsys, with which Hendrix toured in early 1970. Two other tracks ... feature the same band Hendrix assembled for the Woodstock Festival in August 1969. ... There is also 'Let Me Move You,' a stomping R&B groove featuring the saxophonist and singer Lonnie Youngblood, whom Hendrix had backed up as a young studio guitarist" (James C. McKinley Jr., "Exhuming the Last of Hendrix's Studio Sessions," New York Times, 3/6/13).

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