Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Producer Eddie Kramer discusses Jimi Hendrix’s musical legacy

Legendary producer Eddie Kramer talks about the msucial legacy of Jimi Hendrix in a new interview with NBC Nightly News.

Kramer co-produced the new release, “People, Hell & Angels,” along with Experience Hendrix CEO Janie Hendrix and John McDermott. Kramer first met Hendrix at Olympic Studios in London in January 1967.

“From middle 1968 to the end of ’69, Jimi’s in the studio experimenting, rehearsing,” says Kramer. “By the way, Jimi used the studio as his rehearsal space; very expensive, but thank goodness the tape was running all the time because we captured all these performances.”

“He was developing a certain sound which is one of the reasons why we put this record together. It showed this transition from the Jimi Hendrix Experience into another realm,” Kramer continued. “He was so adept at taking contemporary music, whether it was jazz, or rock or pop or RnB, and combining it into his own style.”

Since 1997, Kramer has teamed with Janie Hendrix and McDermott to oversee the release of each Jimi Hendrix album issued by Experience Hendrix.

“People, Hell & Angels” debuted last week at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart.

With opening week sales of 72,000, the record is Jimi’s highest-charting US release in 44 years; he last charted this high when "Electric Ladyland" spent two weeks at No. 1 on Nov. 16-23, 1968.

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