‘Jimi Plays Monterey’ é un documental do aclamado director D. A. Pennebaker publicado en 1986 sobre a clásica aparición de Jimi Hendrix no Monterey Pop Festival o 18 de xuño de 1967.
Jimi Plays Monterey is a posthumous live album by Jimi Hendrix released in February 1986. The album documents The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s performance at the Monterey Pop Festival on June 18, 1967. As well as songs from the band’s debut album Are You Experienced, Monterey also includes covers of “Killing Floor” (Howlin’ Wolf), “Like a Rolling Stone” (Bob Dylan), “Rock Me Baby” (B. B. King) and “Wild Thing” (Chip Taylor). The version of “Wild Thing” on the album is one of the most notable live performances ever, as, in an iconic moment in rock history, he sets his guitar alight after the song and lets it burn.
Jimi Plays Monterey is also a short film directed by D. A. Pennebaker documenting the same performance as the album, also released in 1986. It is notable for containing several interviews with rock stars, and containing an art piece by Denny Dent during the performance of “Can You See Me”.