Mitch Mitchell’s “Purple Haze”

The Drumming Of Mitch Mitchell Part I

By Phil Hood Published September 26, 2009

When the needle dropped on Jimi Hendrix's Are You Experienced life changed for millions of young drummers. The audacity of Hendrix's approach to amplification and Mitch Mitchell's fusion of jazz and rock opened up new doors for pop music and for musicians. It's a sound that is as fresh today as it was then.

In this series DRUM! Editor Andy Doerschuk reflects on the impact of Mitchell and demonstrates how to capture his moves on the drum set. First up: "Purple Haze."

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