Jimi Hendrix – genius

I can’t help thinking about what might have been.

Jimi Hendrix was a genius. He was a musician of with such technical skill that he was only limited by his own imagination.

That imagination transcends genres to create emotions, moods, awe and wonder.

In his short life he had only begun to explore the range of what he could achieve with a guitar. His virtuosity compared favourably with classical guitarists such as Sergovia and jazz geniuses like Django Rheinhardt.
I believe that he would have extended his range to explore all genres. I can only wonder at the music he would have unleashed upon us in the past forty years!

Jimi was a showman and I believe that sometimes overshadowed his virtuosity and became a frustration to him.

He would have outgrown that!

What a tragic loss!

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