Solo Hendrix experience on 12 new tracks

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Jan 2013 Solo Hendrix experience on 12 new tracks


Jimi Hendrix, People, Hell & Angels

Released March 4

A new album premiering 12 previously unreleased studio recordings by guitarist Jimi Hendrix is released by Experience Hendrix LLC and Sony Commercial Music Group on March 4.

“People, Hell & Angels” is the legendary guitarist working without the original Jimi Hendrix Experience trio. Beginning in 1968, he grew restless, but was busy working behind the scenes crafting his next musical statement.

The 12 recordings encompass a unique sounds and styles incorporating many of the elements of horns, keyboards, percussion and second guitar which Jimi wanted to incorporate within his new music.

With an album title coined by Jimi himself, “People, Hell & Angels” reveals some of Hendrix’s post-Experience ambitions and directions as he worked with new musicians – including the Buffalo Springfield’s Stephen Stills, drummer Buddy Miles, Billy Cox (with whom Hendrix had served in the 101st US Army Airborne and later played on the famed R&B ‘chitlin circuit’ together) and others – creating fresh and exciting sounds for the next chapter in his extraordinary career.

The album is co-produced by Janie Hendrix, Eddie Kramer and John McDermott.

Kramer first met Hendrix at Olympic Studios in London in January, 1967. Hendrix, who would have turned 70 on November 27 last year, developed a rapport with Kramer. Kramer engineered every album issued by the guitarist in his lifetime and recorded famous Hendrix concerts such as the Woodstock festival in August 1969. Since 1997, Kramer has teamed with Janie Hendrix and John McDermott to oversee the release of each Jimi Hendrix album issued by Experience Hendrix.

The dozen previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix performances premiering on “People, Hell & Angels” include Earth Blues, Somewhere, Hear My Train A Comin’, Bleeding Heart, Baby Let Me Move You, Izabella, Easy Blues, Crash Landing, Inside Out, Hey Gypsy Boy, Mojo Man, and Villanova Junction Blues.

Russell Newmark