The Jimi Hendrix Revolution with Randy Hansen

The Hendrix Revolution Tour with Randy Hansen

Jimi Hendrix was a one-man guitar revolution. If he wasn't the greatest that ever lived, almost every musicians' poll of the last 45 years would beg to differ. As his manager Chas Chandler has famously said, "Jimi took the guitar from the mud of the Mississippi Delta to Mars."

The Hendrix legacy is an unmistakable eruption of fuzz, feedback, controlled distortion and through it all, a sublime lyricism that spoke from an intensely passionate soul that lived for music. It is, to say the least, a legacy that few living musicians would attempt to hold a flame to. But then, Randy Hansen has never approached that role lightly.

The band

Ufo Walter's incredible performance was developed over 35 years on stage. Described as one of the most innovative and impressive bass players in Europe, Ufo has mastered his skill alongside legendary performers Buddy Miles and Leon Hendrix.

Manni von Bohr

'Germany's Pope of Drumming', Manni von Bohr has played on more than 350 Audio and DVD productions. Regarded worldwide for his technical skill and inane ability to create polished sound on stage and off, Manni's fundamental drumming knowledge has cemented him as one of the greats. He said "We reinvent the music during the live process. It's a little risky sometimes, but most thrilling for the audience. They witness an energy that cannot be rehearsed. Jimi always did that. He changed the arrangements on the fly. It seems like this has become a forgotten art and Randy has mastered it."

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix never had a guitar lesson in his life. But he took as much from his teenage years of petty crime at home in Seattle and sobering stint as a US Army paratrooper as well as his years on the road in '60s America, to become a self-made stylist with enough voodoo fire in his fingers to change the course of rock n roll.

With Hey Joe, Purple Haze and The Wind Cries Mary, the 24-year- old left- hander was an overnight sensation on landing in London in 1966, putting the fear into reigning guitar gods like Clapton, Beck and Townshend with a technique that opened new vistas for the guitar as a lightning rod to the electronic frontier.

His peerless legacy as a showman and musical visionary has echoed through the decades in waves that seem to escalate rather than diminish. 45 years on, his seemingly endless archive of unreleased recordings attests to a prodigious and tragically missed talent.

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