Mitch Mitchell, drummer in The Jimi Hendrix Experience, died on Wednesday, shortly after completing the 18-date Experience Hendrix Tour. He survived his friend by 38 years – 10 years longer than Hendrix’s entire life! One of the factors contributing to the free feel of that epic trio was the influence on Mitchell of poly-rhythmic jazz drummers such as Max Roach and Elvin Jones.
Further reading – obituaries in The Times, The Telegraph & Drummerworld.
Here he is in action in Sweden in 1969:
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