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Mitch Mitchell

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As the drummer in the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Mitch Mitchell was one of the greatest and most influential rock drummers of the 1960s. Mitchell's style was a blend of the abandon of someone like Keith Moon, with the jazz complexity of an Elvin Jones or a Joe Morello. While no one, including Mitchell, could match Moon for sheer rock power, it's also true that Mitchell had the technique to handle some rhythms and patterns that were beyond Moon's abilities. Mitchell was drummer on all of the Hendrix Experience's recordings and some of his post-Experience solo outings, and was still in his touring band when Hendrix died in September 1970. Mitchell was a former child actor who had starred in the BBC children's television series "Jennings" before he was even in his teens

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Live In Maui

Label: Legacy Recordings/Experience Hendrix
Released: 2020
Track listing: CD 1: Chuck Wein Introduction; Hey Baby (New Rising Sun); In From The Storm; Foxey Lady; Hear My Train A-Comin'; Voodoo Child (Slight Return); Fire; Purple Haze; Spanish Castle Magic; Lover Man; Message to Love. CD 2: Dolly Dagger; Villanova Junction; Ezy Ryder; Red House; Freedom; Jam Back at the House; Straight Ahead; Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)/Midnight Lightning; Stone Free

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Music, Money, Madness . . .Live In Maui

Label: Legacy Recordings/Experience Hendrix
Released: 2020
Track listing: CD 1: Chuck Wein Introduction; Hey Baby (New Rising Sun); In From The Storm; Foxey Lady; Hear My Train A-Comin'; Voodoo Child (Slight Return); Fire; Purple Haze; Spanish Castle Magic; Lover Man; Message to Love. CD 2: Dolly Dagger; Villanova Junction; Ezy Ryder; Red House; Freedom; Jam Back at the House; Straight Ahead; Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)/Midnight Lightning; Stone Free

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Jimmy Haslip: Amperes Beyond The BASSics, Part 1

Read "Jimmy Haslip: Amperes Beyond The BASSics, Part 1" reviewed by Jim Worsley


The name Jimmy Haslip needs no introduction. So, he doesn't get one. Seriously, we had a lot of ground to cover and he had so many great stories and interesting asides to share that we are breaking the interview into two parts as it is. So, without further ado... All About Jazz: I ...

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Article: Album Review

Jimi Hendrix: Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts

Read "Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts" reviewed by Doug Collette


It's a long way from Jimi Hendrix's original Band Of Gypsys (Capitol Records,1970) to Songs For Groovy Children. And it's all by way of Live at the Fillmore East (Legacy Recordings/ Experience Hendrix, 1999) Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69 (Legacy Recordings/ Experience Hendrix, 2016). All purported anomalies of its inclusions aside, this five-CD ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Woodstock—Back to the Garden: 50th Anniversary Experience

Read "Woodstock—Back to the Garden: 50th Anniversary Experience" reviewed by John Kelman


First things first. For all but the most committed of fans, knowledge of what transpired, how it transpired and when it transpired at the now-legendary 1969 Woodstock Music & Arts Fair has, despite a variety of initial, 25th and 40th Anniversary audio and video releases, been severely limited. As engaging, entertaining and well-constructed as these various ...

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Article: Interview

Roberto Gatto: vivere sbagliando è una gran perdita di tempo

Read "Roberto Gatto: vivere sbagliando è una gran perdita di tempo" reviewed by Daniele Vogrig


Tra una lezione e l'altra, abbiamo incontrato Roberto Gatto nel suo studio presso il Conservatorio di Latina, dove è titolare della cattedra di batteria e percussioni jazz. Ripercorrendo la carriera di uno tra i più illustri batteristi del panorama jazz italiano e internazionale, ne è scaturita una lunga e piacevole chiacchierata fra aneddoti, ricordi e progetti ...

Article: Album Review

Jimi Hendrix: Machine Gun: Live At The Fillmore East First Show

Read "Machine Gun: Live At The Fillmore East First Show" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini


Dopo l'esibizione a Woodstock, a metà agosto del 1969, Jimi Hendrix tornò a concentrarsi sul trio come formato per le sue esibizioni. Gli Experience si erano sciolti qualche mese prima e Jimi decise di chiamare il noto batterista Buddy Miles, affiancandolo al bassista Billy Cox che già faceva parte del gruppo più allargato che si era ...

Article: Extended Analysis

Columbia Years 1968-1969

Read "Columbia Years 1968-1969" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini


La piccola ma intraprendente casa discografica statunitense, Light in the Attic, in collaborazione con la major Sony/Columbia, piazza un uppercut formidabile che toglie il velo ad uno dei misteri meglio preservati della discografia del secolo scorso. Vengono infatti pubblicati per la prima volta i cinque brani che Betty Davis, nata Betty Mabry e sposata con Miles ...

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Article: Film Review

Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight

Read "Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini


Jimi Hendrix Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight Sony Legacy Music 2014 Due di notte all'isola di Wight. La terza edizione del festival, quella più famosa, sta per terminare con l'esibizione del chitarrista mancino che ha cambiato la storia della musica. Era il 31 di agosto del ...


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