died 40 years ago this past Saturday, September 18. To mark the icon's passing, the music-focused San Francisco Art Exchange
is holding an exhibition of photos of the legendary guitarist titled, appropriately, "Can You See Me -- A Life Through the Lens." This Saturday, September 25, at the opening reception, Hendrix producer/engineer Eddie Kramer
-- who worked on all of Jimi's studio albums, and helped set up Electric Lady Studios
in New York -- will be at the gallery playing a new box set of unreleased Hendrix tunes. The set includes four CDs of music from Hendrix's days as a sideman, fresh demos, and alternate takes of classic Hendrix songs. Also in the box is a 90-minute DVD documentary about the 27 years Hendrix spent on Planet Earth. The new Hendrix box set, entitled West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology
, doesn't come out until November 16, so if you want to hear it early -- and shake the hands that mixed Are You Experienced?
-- Saturday's your chance.