Eddie Kramer is an audio engineer and producer extraordinaire. He has worked with many of the greats, most notably Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Santana. He manned the sound recording truck at Woodstock for four days. I love his re-mastering touch with the Jimi Hendrix vault recordings as well as his original production work at the Record Plant and later Electric Lady Studios with Jimi Hendrix and other musicians.
Eddie Kramer is also a very sharp-eyed photographer who lets us in on his musical universe backstage, live on-stage and in the studio.
Here are Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger talking backstage at Madison Square Garden on Jimi’s birthday on November 27, 1969. The Rolling Stones concert was recorded that evening for the Get Your Ya-Ya’s Out album.
This photograph is from the Santana III recording session at Columbia Studios in San Francisco in 1971.