Billy Cox (Jimi Hendrix Band of Gypsys)

Photo courtesy of Experience Hendrix Com Photo courtesy of Experience Hendrix Com

Photo courtesy of Experience Hendrix Com

Billy Cox is a spectacularly soulful bassist who, to my ears, brought out the best in Jimi Hendrix as evidenced by Band of Gypsys (1970) along with numerous studio/live posthumous releases featuring drummers Buddy Miles and Mitch Mitchell.

As Jimi frequently utilized odd time signatures, and was given to multiple key modulations in a single composition – Cox possessed an amazing ear, impeccable dexterity – and an intuitive sense of where Hendrix was going.

Unlike the star bass soloists whom fans and musical colleagues wished Hendrix would have collaborated with – Jimi’s ex-Army buddy and rhythm & blues ace was the perfect choice.

Billy’s sole / soul weapon of choice is the Fender Jazz bass!

Dig Billy on  “Power to Love” https://youtu.be/YQ3EWmdEki8