Experience Hendrix LLC and Sony Music Group will release “People, Hell & Angels” recorded by Jimi Hendrix between 1968 and 1970 in various studios.
Jimi used a combination of old friends and new musicians to compliment his recordings. The new musicians included the Buffalo Springfield’s Stephen Stills, drummer Buddy Miles, Billy Cox (with whom Hendrix had served in the 101st US Army Airborne). The release is co-produced by Janie Hendrix, Eddie Kramer and John McDermott.. Hendrix was so focused on recording his music that he was underwriting the construction of his own recording facility called Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village.
The following twelve recordings include a variety of instruments such as horns, keyboards, percussion and second guitar.
.”People, Hell & Angels” will be available on 4 March 2013.
“People, Hell & Angels” showcases the legendary guitarist working outside of the original Jimi Hendrix Experience trio. Beginning in 1968, Jimi Hendrix grew restless, eager to develop new material with old friends and new ensembles. Outside the view of a massive audience that had established the Experience as rock’s largest grossing concert act and simultaneously placed two of his albums in the US Top 10 sales chart, Jimi was busy working behind the scenes to craft his next musical statement.
These twelve recordings encompass a variety of unique sounds and styles incorporating many of the elements-horns, keyboards, percussion and second guitar-Jimi wanted to incorporate within his new music. “People, Hell & Angels” presents some of the finest Jimi Hendrix guitar work ever issued and provides a compelling window into his growth as a songwriter, musician and producer.
With an album title coined by Jimi Hendrix, “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.