Brings to Hendrix's musical legacy as a guitarist, singer, and composer a depth of analysis missing from other accounts of his career. This title places Hendrix's work in the possible musical context, encompassing rock, pop, soul, funk, jazz, blues, fusion, and a range of classical disciplines.
Keith Shadwick was a respected critic, contributing thoughtful analyses of rock, jazz and classical music for The Independent, Jazzwise, Gramophone, ClassicFM and JazzFM. He was the author of several books including a biography of Bill Evans, and Led Zeppelin 1968-1980, both published by Backbeat Books. Shadwick died in London in July 2008, aged 57.