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Jimi Hendrix: Musician

Jimi Hendrix: Musician

by Keith Shadwick


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(Book). Many books about Hendrix concentrate on showmanship and rock-and-roll excess, but Keith Shadwick's Jimi Hendrix: Musician brings to Hendrix's musical legacy as a guitarist, singer, and composer a depth of analysis missing from other accounts of his career, placing Hendrix's work in the broadest possible musical context, encompassing rock, pop, soul, funk, jazz, blues, fusion, and a range of classical disciplines. The book was first published in 2003; sadly, Shadwick died from cancer in 2008 at the age of 57. This new edition in a compact format is published as a tribute to Shadwick, who was described in his obituary in the UK newspaper The Independent as "an authority on classical music who also wrote in-depth biographies of Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix. He was a jazzer who rocked and championed Gorecki."

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780879309602
Publisher: Backbeat
Publication date: 12/01/2012
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,161,983
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 8.32(h) x 1.24(d)

About the Author

Keith Shadwick was born in London. His books include Bill Evans: Everything Happens To Me and The Guinness Book Of Classical Composers. He wrote about rock, jazz, blues, and classical music for The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, and Jazzwise magazine. He was a presenter on BBC radio and Classic FM and a consultant for many music and media companies. A professional saxophonist in his youth, Shadwick continued to play for fun until his untimely death from mesothelioma in July 2008.

Table of Contents

Foreword 4

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 A Seattle Boy 7

Chapter 2 Strike Up The Band 1957 to May 1961 12

Chapter 3 The Last Train to Clarksville June 1961 to Autumn 1963 23

Chapter 4 Highways To Hell And Back November 1963 to April 1965 37

Chapter 5 Do the New York Scuffle May 1965 to June 1966 51

Chapter 6 The Birth of Jimi Hendrix June to October 1966 81

Chapter 7 Live In Paris And London October to December 1966 102

Chapter 8 Get Experienced January to April 1967 112

Chapter 9 From Marylebone to Monterey May to September 1967 129

Chapter 10 Turning On The Axis October to December 1967 166

Chapter 11 The Road to Electric Ladyland January to April 1968 179

Chapter 12 America Calling May to August 1968 198

Chapter 13 The Sun Ain't Rising September to December 1968 211

Chapter 14 Playing With The Massed Alberts January to March 1969 222

Chapter 15 Jam Today, No Experience Needed April to June 1969 234

Chapter 16 All Systems Stop July to September 1969 252

Chapter 17 Miles of Trouble October to December 1969 269

Chapter 18 Burning Bridges December 1969 to March 1970 283

Chapter 19 Too Much Too Late April to July 1970 297

Chapter 20 Untimely Death, Enduring Artistry August to September 1970 320

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