In From the Storm Albums... Jimi Hendrix... Karl J. Geisler

This is one of the latest tribute albums to hit the street. I was very impressed with it. It's much better than I was expecting. A whole bunch of musicians got together on this one, including:

Noel Redding
Billy Cox
Buddy Miles
Carlos Santana
Steve Vai
Bootsy Collins
Brian May (Queen)
John McLaughlin
Dave Abbruzzese (Pearl Jam)
Taj Mahal
Corey Glover (Living Colour)
Eric Schenkman (Spin Doctors)
Stanley Clarke
Paul Rodgers
Steve Lukather
Toots Thielemans
Sass Jordan
Tony Williams
Doug Pinnick (King's X)

In addition, the London Met Orchestra provides background for many of the songs, but altogether, this album is not that symphonic at all--this was one of my many delightful surprises. There's also a kick-ass choir, but I don't have the name in front of me right now. They really make a few of the songs shine.

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