Address: Via Nuova de’ Caccini, 3 - Firenze , Florence - Historical CenterDate: Tuesday 15 January 2019
Considered one of the most creative and influential musicians of the twentieth century, Jimi Hendrix was the pioneer of the explosive possibilities of the electric guitar, thanks to his innovative style and the unmistakable controlled distortion of his instrument. Like any true genius he created, invented, something that was not there before, adding and extolling to the nth degree the technique and the influences of his masters to make them then his, from Robert Johnson to Muddy Waters. Completely self-taught and unable to read music, he realized, in just four years, the dream that he had cultivated since he was a child: immediately after his experience in the army as a paratrooper, he had a brilliant growth since 1962, until becoming a solo guitar. He made a final break in the small premises of Greenwich Village, in 1966 he managed to conquer the London scene with the Jimi Hendrix Experience, together with the drummer Mitch Mitchell and the bassist Noel Redding. From there the first successful single, 'Hey Joe', then the first album, 'Are You Experienced', which already contained definitive masterpieces such as 'Purple Haze', 'The Wind Cries Mary' or 'Foxy Lady'. America bowed to Hendrix only the following year, in June 1967, when he saw him burn and split his guitar, in a sort of ritual, during the execution of 'Wild Thing' at the Monterey Pop Festival. From there to the myth, the step was short. A few years of whirlwind of extreme musical exploration in his new studios, the Electric Lady Studios in New York, until the dissolution of the Experience with three albums. After the parenthesis of the ensemble Gipsy Sun & Rainbows, with whom he also performed at Woodstock and the Band of Gypsys, in 1970 he decided to reform the Experience with Billy Cox instead of Redding on bass. New projects and visions even more audacious than the previous ones, unfortunately dampened in the bud by the growing excesses that led Hendrix to death, not yet twenty-eight, on September 18, 1970.
With due humility:
ROBERTO UGGIOSI - VOICE, GUITAR
MARCO CATTAROSSI - BASSO
LUCA SOLINI - BATTERY FURTHER INFORMATION
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