TROY WRIGHT - HENDRIX RECORDS 1998 by JYPSYEYE published on 2016-12-05T08:28:25Z After submitting the recording work done with Eddie Kramer in August 1996 to Experience Hendrix, it was sent to Hendrix Records for review. In the fall of 1998, I received a call from Troy Wright, former husband of Janie Jinka/Wright/Hendrix/Reynolds, CEO of Experience Hendrix. Such irony, after working with Eddie Kramer, corresponding very kindly with Janie, I was in for a very rude awakening being introduced to Leon Hendrix, Jimi's brother. From there, after bassist Mark Stell and drummer/keys Neil Kirkland began an album with Leon, I was asked play solo's on a series of songs to help close up the production of the album because Leon had really given all he could at that point in his learning curve. In the next year, touring on that album, "Keeper Of The Flame", Leon's abilities intensified and he became an instinct based player, extremely quick learner and had balls to just go out and hit the stages running. Nights he would hit strides where the rest of us would look at eachother like, "where did THAT come from?" and get goose bumps. He'd proven to us that the music was in the family and although he was no Jimi, he would've made his brother proud for going out into the world and becoming a guitar player. A real road tested guitar player. He is now, closer to Jimi than he's ever been being an ambassador to his brothers memory and playing tribute with loyal fans all over the world. It's all been worth it to work with Leon and the band. They're family. At heart, very, very good people. Everyone grew and changed for the better from having worked so closely for over 10 years. There you have it, after working with Eddie Kramer, this call was a milestone. Didn't bring much to bear after Bob Hendrix (RIP), Jimi & Leon's cousin, called to inform me HENDRIX RECORDS was closing because EXPERIENCE HENDRIX wasn't really in business to maintain a record label, they were in business to re-issue Jimi's catalog and the label was to be no more, wished me luck and we parted ways. Crazy where it's all lead to.