This remarkable record of Jimi Hendrix's creative process brings to light new details about each of his known recording sessions and live performances. Covering the years between his discharge from the army in 1963 and his tragic early death in 1970, Ultimate Hendrix traces his sound as it evolved session by session, day by day, during his brief yet groundbreaking career. Complete with interviews with bandmates and studio staff, dialogue from the raw tapes, and rarely seen photos of Hendrix in the studio, this book offers an intimate portrait of an artist at work. Jimi Hendrix accomplished so much in so little time--this is how he did it.
Guitar legend Jimi Hendrix packed so much into so few years, leaping forward musically with each innovation. Hendrix expert John McDermott chronicles each of Jimi's revolutionary recording sessions, enlisting the help of Hendrix's friend and bandmate Billy Cox and sound engineer and photographer Eddie Kramer. This beautifully designed, illustrated volume will also include vivid new descriptions of every single live Hendrix concert from 1963 to 1970.