Jimi Hendrix was a guitar player/musician like anyone else. He could actually write and invent music. This is one of the qualities I like in musicians. To be able to write/compose music base on the player’s imagination to progress musically, and not just make songs that are just made to showcase the guitar or the instrument they are playing.
Purple Haze is a song that today sounds simple and commercial, but when you look at the other songs that were around at the time, you can see how progressive and great this song was.