Film Review: American Masters: Jimi Hendrix- “Hear My Train A Comin’”

By Devon Wendell The Experience Hendrix estate and the good people of PBS present a brand new Jimi Hendrix documentary, Hear My Train A Comin’ as a part of their American Masters series. There was an advanced screening of the film at The Sony Entertainment Room in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, October 2nd. It will… Read More Film Review: American Masters: Jimi Hendrix- “Hear My Train A Comin’”

CD Review: “Come and See the Show: The Best of Emerson, Lake and Palmer

Emerson, Lake and Palmer Come and See the Show: The Best of Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Razor & Tie) By Mike Finkelstein Emerson, Lake and Palmer didn’t begin as a super-group, but in retrospect the band’s pedigree indicated all along that they would sound special.   The band consisted of keyboard virtuoso Keith Emerson, fresh out of… Read More CD Review: “Come and See the Show: The Best of Emerson, Lake and Palmer

DVD Review: Jimi Hendrix “Blue Wild Angel,” screened at the Grammy Museum

Jimi Hendrix Blue Wild Angel  (Sony Legacy) By Mike Finkelstein Last Thursday the Grammy Museum and the Jimi Hendrix Estate screened a preview of the new DVD, Blue Wild Angel.   BWA is an expanded edition release of Jimi Hendrix’ last ever gig at the legendary Isle of Wight Festival, just a few short weeks before his… Read More DVD Review: Jimi Hendrix “Blue Wild Angel,” screened at the Grammy Museum

CD Review: “Winterland — The Jimi Hendrix Experience”

By Devon Wendell Listening to this new four-CD box set of The Jimi Hendrix Experience live at The Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco between 10/10/68-10/12/68, it’s very apparent that Hendrix was growing faster than his audience.   By October of ’68, Hendrix had just released his third LP, Electric Ladyland, and his live shows had become… Read More CD Review: “Winterland — The Jimi Hendrix Experience”

CD Review: West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology

By Devon Wendell Unlike the countless amount of posthumous Hendrix anthologies released over the past several decades, West Coast Seattle Boy traces Hendrix’s career as a session guitarist.  The material reaches from gigs in the early to mid ‘60s — with some of the greatest legends of soul, including The Isley Brothers, Don Covay, Rosa… Read More CD Review: West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology