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The new album is made up of 12 recordings made by the late virtuoso guitarist over a four-month period in 1969 and the results have been mixed by Kramer who also worked with Led Zeppelin and Peter Frampton among others.
"It was surreal in a way but actually it's incredibly real," he told BBC 6 Music.
"I'm in the studio listening to the tapes and pulling them apart and hearing all the different conversations between Jimi and myself and [bassist] Noel [Redding] and hearing him take the mickey out of all of us.
"That part of it's really real. That's the part that makes the hair on the back of your head stand up."
Kramer also offered some advice for today's generation of guitarists. "If you're going to play the guitar, you've got to listen to Jimi first."
According to the Hendrix's adopted sister Janie -- who is CEO of Experience Hendrix LLC, the company that oversees the guitarist's legacy -- there are enough archive recordings by the guitarist to ensure a new release every 12-18 months for the next 10 years.
"Jimi was a workaholic," she said. "We have an amazing amount of original masters, including a lot of material that hasn't been previously released."
Jimi Hendrix released just four albums in his lifetime - 'Are You Experienced?,' 'Axis: Bold As Love,' 'Electric Ladyland' and 'Band Of Gypsies.' He died in London in September 1970.