Jeff Beck performed at The Depot in Salt Lake City on April 13, 2011. Here’s a review of that performance.
Because I play guitar in a live band I’m always getting asked the question “Who’s your favorite guitarist?” I always answer the same. My favorite guitar player is Jeff Beck and although I’ve followed him for years I’ve never seen him play live. Jeff doesn’t tour the U.S. very often so when he does you better not miss it. I finally got my chance to see him do a live show at The Depot in Salt Lake City on April 13, 2011. Continue reading “Jeff Beck At The Depot Salt Lake City Concert Review”
Review of the Jeff Beck album Emotion & Commotion which features the songs Somewhere Over The Rainbow and Nessun Dorma.
For as long as I’ve been playing live guitar I’ve had people come up to me and ask me who my favorite guitarist is. Ever since I began playing at age 13 my favorite guitarist has been Mr. Jeff Beck. I bring some of Jeff Beck’s influence with me into every live band that I’ve ever been a part of. I just love his phrasing and the adventurous way he coaxes a myriad of different and astonishing sounds out of his Fender Stratocaster. Continue reading “Jeff Beck – Emotion and Commotion Review”
Video of Jeff Beck and Imelda May performing How High The Moon at the 2010 Grammy Awards.
In my review of the 2010 Grammy Awards I talked about an excellent live performance by Jeff Beck and Imelda May. Here is the video of Jeff Beck and Imelda May performing the Les Paul/Mary Ford classic “How High The Moon” at the 2010 Grammy Awards. I really think it’s cool that Jeff picked up a Les Paul guitar to play this tribute since he is such a genius on the Fender Stratocaster. Jeff also does a great job copping some classic Les Paul licks during the song. Imelda May simply has a beautiful voice and she nails the vocal on this song.
I do believe that Les Paul deserved about four times as much time for a tribute than he got on the Grammy’s. I don’t think the recording industry would be what it is today without Les Paul’s amazing innovations in recording technology as well as guitar craft. I hope you enjoy watching this performance as much as I did. Continue reading “Jeff Beck – Les Paul Tribute 2010 Grammy Awards Video”
Beat the Fender price increase and bring home a sweet Jeff Beck Signature Stratocaster from eBay.
This week on Live Musician Central we’ve been celebrating the release of Jeff Beck’s super new live DVD/Blu-Ray “Jeff Beck Performing This Week: Live At Ronnie Scott’s“. We’ve also been fighting against the insane Fender price increase by posting up links to great deals on Fender equipment on eBay. Today we’re going to do both and fight the Fender price increase by featuring Jeff Beck Signature Stratocaster listings on eBay. Keep in mind, if you want to buy a new Jeff Beck Signature Stratocaster from Musician’s Friend it will cost you $2,019.00 to get one delivered to you. If you look at these eBay listings you can see that you’ll be able to pick up a Jeff Beck Signature Strat for anywhere from $1199.00 to $1500.00. That’s a big savings if you go ahead and buy on eBay. We will keep these postings going on all current auctions for the Jeff Beck Signature Stratocaster.
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Live video of the great Jeff Beck performing the song ‘Angel (Footsteps)’ at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club in 2007.
What can I say about the great Jeff Beck? Of all the guitarists in history, he’s my personal favorite. If you listen to his recordings it’s easy to believe that he uses a lot of studio wizardry on his guitar. The truth is, he doesn’t. He uses very little in the way of effects. He’ll have a Wah-Wah, echo and a distortion pedal in his signal chain and that’s usually it. He doesn’t usually use a guitar pick because he prefers to use his fingers to create his amazing sound although I have seen him employ the use of a plectrum when he’s after a certain attack. The big question is, can he create what he does live? The answer is a great big YES! He’s simply an amazing guitar player and everytime I see a video of him perform I just can’t stop watching it. Continue reading “Jeff Beck Video – Jeff Beck at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club 2007 – Angel (Footsteps)”
Where Were You is my favorite Jeff Beck guitar instrumental. It’s from his Guitar Shop album and when I first heard it, I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was. The notes that he achieves on his Stratocaster are just unbelievable. I’ve tried to hit them and I have had some success but not like the great Jeff Beck. He gets so much out of his Strat that it just defies description. You just have to listen and stand in awe of his skill.
People always ask me who my favorite guitar player is. Well my favorite guitar player is Jeff Beck and he’s been my favorite since I was a teenager. He is a supreme musician both live and in the studio. I just love the way he gets so much expression out of his Fender Stratocaster. He plays with his fingers almost exclusively although I’ve seen him grab a pick a time or two. His skill with the whammy bar is unparalleled for musicality.
This clip is Jeff performing the classic Lennon/McCartney tune ‘A Day In The Life’. The way Jeff Beck interprets this song is absolutely stunning in its beauty. The emotion that Jeff gets out of his guitar really defies description, you just have to listen to understand. It also shows what a beautiful melody John Lennon wrote in ‘A Day In The Life’. I hope you enjoy this rendition as much as I do. Continue reading “My Favorite Guitarist, Jeff Beck, Plays ‘A Day In The Life’”