Dear Friends and lovers of great rock. Lost the great Mitch Mitchell yesterday.
The last surviving member of The Jimi Hendrix Experience Band.
He was an exceptional drummer
That helped shape the sound of Hendrix
I had the plessure of meeting him a few times. I asked him once what he was thinking when he played the groove to. ” Manic Depression”.
A jazzy almost latin type feel….. a circular moving piece of music.
He told me Hendrix said, ” Mitch just Think Africa man”
His influences were Jazz greats Elvin Jones and Max Roach.
He not only played with Hendrix but also greats such as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, John Lennon and Muddy Waters.
Next time you put on Electric Ladyland, Axis: Bold as Love,
Or Are You Experienced?
Listen to the pure musicianship of one of the greatest drummers of all time.
God Bless Mitch Mitchell!!!