The session kicks off with a short, slow blues jam but is cut short due to a malfunctioning tape machine. When the system is repaired Hendrix begins to work on a series of rough mixes for “Straight Ahead,” “Room Full Of Mirrors,” “Ezy Rider,” “In From The Storm,” “Drifting,” “Angel,” “Belly Button Window,” “Dolly Dagger,” and “Freedom.”
With the band headed back on the road in 24 hours, Hendrix wanted to leave the studio with the reassurance that progress was being made. Tonight’s sessions included work on “Drifting,” “Angel,” and “Belly Button Window.”
Today’s session proved one of the most fulfilling for Jimi at his new studio. Here, recordings focused on “Dolly Dagger,” “Bolero,” “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun),” “Drifting,” and “Slow Part,” which would posthumously be retitled “Pali Gap” by Michael Jeffrey who wanted to craft a stronger tie with that song and the title of his Hawaiian film, Rainbow Bridge.
Jimi works on overdubs for the track, “Drifting” which Eddie Kramer and second engineer Kim King oversaw at Electric Lady Studios.
Building on the momentum of the previous night’s session the group, now joined by Juma Sultan, revisit “Astro Man” before debuting the new ballad, “Drifting.” The session also included work on “Freedom” and “Cherokee Mist.”