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Laptops Hendrix

  Hendrix was a very important part of my life,I saw him more than once 
first time at age 13. But I must say speculation about what he would ,and 
would not have used  if he were alive seems kinda silly to me. Some think 
used whatever was cutting edge,perhaps so but his use of chords and 
knowledge of theory don't seem to reflect that at all,his harmony 
was pretty basic,nowhere near the cutting edge.Of course he went beyond 
edges all together with pure soud explorations.Hard to put in a neat box. 
Miles is known to have been on various cutting edges alll his life,but did 
his actual playing do that? I would say not,his compsotion,arragement 
presentation did,though often by drawing on what was happening elsewhere ( 
notably imitating Hendrix,and SLy)and adding it to 'serious' jazz .His 
and articulation didn't really stay on the cutting edge after his 
use of electronics. Hendrix  when he died was already getting bypassed in 
terms of technique by fusionoid stuff that was a response to his 
trailblazing. Maybe he would've woodshedded his modes  and started 
in extreme substitutions- who knows. Thye laptop doesn;'t seem kinetic 
enough a performace tool though,eve i the studion he was more iterested in 
live expressio than elaborate  intellectual architecture.
  Hendrix got really extreme at putting on a show as a way to get some 
in the music biz, and it worked but after he made it he felt trapped in 
freakshow role.He said in interveiws he wished people could just close 
eye and let the music take them.

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