Hendrix and the other members of the Experience were huge fans of Cream, and they played this hit many times on stage. In February of 1969 at Olympic Studios, during a particularly fruitful session, they finally got around to laying it down, filling out the arrangement with percussionist Rocki Dzidzornu, who had worked with The Rollling Stones.
A Jimi Hendrix instrumental is seldom a bad thing, and in this case, it’s a a very, very good thing indeed. Each band member gets to razzle-dazzle - Mitchell’s drumming is all swinging and summersaults, while Redding digs into some grooving, distorted basslines.
As for Jimi, his playing is astonishingly elastic. At times he takes the melody far from home but he always returns to its foundation. While not besting Cream, this sure comes close. And it's one of the surprising standouts on the album.