Jeff Beck

What an outstanding programme. 

You got to hand it to Jeff he threw away a lot of opportunities to be a superstar, but at the end of the day he won through and retained his credibility. 

Beautiful playing on the track 'Definitely Maybe'. 

As Jan Hammer said just a unique talent.

French Rooster posted:

i love jeff beck too, but only blow by blow and wired albums.  These albums are state of the art in jazz rock music.  Some collaborations on stanley clarke first albums  are marvelous too.

FR, agree those 2 ground breaking albums. Additionally, I think It’s had many mentions in the Music Room threads and I’m sure you must know it if you’re a fan, but just in case you’ve not stumbled upon it already, this album is essential to own. Jeff and all his unique talents, a superb band AND a demonstration quality recording. 

Nissun Dorma brought not goosebumps, but a shiver through my entire body that lasted the whole piece and tears tears to my eyes. That is the mark of musical emotion, conveyed through......

...the bog standard TV speaker! It proves you do NOT need fancy hifi for the music to get through, nor even basic hifi: no electonics caring for PRaT, no bass, no stereo - just a great musician making his guitar sing with a great tune, putting the emotion that would have been in a human voice into the guitar.

kevin J Carden posted:
French Rooster posted:

i love jeff beck too, but only blow by blow and wired albums.  These albums are state of the art in jazz rock music.  Some collaborations on stanley clarke first albums  are marvelous too.

FR, agree those 2 ground breaking albums. Additionally, I think It’s had many mentions in the Music Room threads and I’m sure you must know it if you’re a fan, but just in case you’ve not stumbled upon it already, this album is essential to own. Jeff and all his unique talents, a superb band AND a demonstration quality recording. 

yes i know this album, very good, but i can’t find the magic and extasy of the 2 albums i cited.  

Same for billy cobham: spectrum or the 3 first stanley clarke.   I am perhaps a bit exclusive....

Innocent Bystander posted:

Nissun Dorma brought not goosebumps, but a shiver through my entire body that lasted the whole piece and tears tears to my eyes. That is the mark of musical emotion, conveyed through......

...the bog standard TV speaker! It proves you do NOT need fancy hifi for the music to get through, nor even basic hifi: no electonics caring for PRaT, no bass, no stereo - just a great musician making his guitar sing with a great tune, putting the emotion that would have been in a human voice into the guitar.

Yep, I get that IB. The last track ‘where were you?’ Does the same to me. Has frequently literally made me cry. I have no idea why. The dude has mad skills as my son would say. 

I remembered him from things like Hi Ho Silver Lining, which I liked very much, so interesting to leard of JB’s own original dislike), and I have the album Truth’, but rather lost track of him. It was a great documentary, and I was very impressed - from his rejection of commercialism, to his amazing playing, to how intelligent, thoughtful, down to earth, and downright nice person he appears to be. His support for female musicians, as musicians, and apparently genuine, is an example to many in the rock industry. And the scene of him with two girls re-enacting a spontaneous composition session by the wood burning stove is what to me heaven should be.

it really was an anjoyable watch, and I will be buying several albums on the back of it.

 Thanks JN for flagging it up.

wired on 45pm remaster on mobile fidelity and blow by blow to follow or exists already.  The dsd are made from these mobile fidelity remasters.   The sound is always incredible, but price is expensive.....i have mint japan pressings from these 2 albums and always a great pleasure to listen to them.

AndyP19 posted:

Check out the dedication on the back cover of Blow by Blow on the track 'Cause we ended as lovers' Jeff although he took things way further owes a big debt to Roy Buchanan. That touch, the tone and bending is all here in this jaw dropping performance:

http://youtu.be/FMcjPZgK9GM

Wo!!!!!  Whaaat?  

It's going to be another late one, I'm already deep into the rabbit warren.  

Well, I’ve spent some time listening to several albums courtesy of Spotify, and I can see why I never got ‘into’ his music, as whilst some is really great, others things really are not my cup of tea. So I will be selective in the albums I buy, and maybe trim some - but if it wasn’t for the programme I would have missed the gems.

Mike-B posted:

I heard there is a new highdef release of Blow by Blow about to come out,  also that its going to be available as a DSD (must go looking when I get a few minutes)          Re Beth Hart;  go check out Beth & Joe Bonamassa 'Black Coffee'   http://forums.naimaudio.com/to...49#75342530235675749

saw joe live in leeds, personally  too many long solos .. enjoyable   Beth  live twice   excellent concert  and not expensive ticket too.  waiting for vinyl on her latest live release   .  worth listening if you can stream tidal    black coffee great on vinyl   , jeffs blow by blow on SACD is top draw

Innocent Bystander posted:

Well, I’ve spent some time listening to several albums courtesy of Spotify, and I can see why I never got ‘into’ his music, as whilst some is really great, others things really are not my cup of tea. So I will be selective in the albums I buy, and maybe trim some - but if it wasn’t for the programme I would have missed the gems.

Yes there is a lot of Roy Buchanan stuff out there and a lot of great guitar players that never got the credit or exposure they deserved. People like Michael Hedges and Gabor Szabo, for example.

Of the course the other album to check out, that Jeff mentions in the programme, is the Miles Davis album 'Tribute to Jack Johnson' John McLaughlin's guitar playing on this album is incredible.

Miles' use of guitarists on the albums Get Up With It and Dark Magus where at one time he had a band with three (lead) guitar players Pete Cosey, Reggie Lucas and Dominic Gaumont, is mind blowing. 

 

 

AndyP19 posted:
Innocent Bystander posted:

Well, I’ve spent some time listening to several albums courtesy of Spotify, and I can see why I never got ‘into’ his music, as whilst some is really great, others things really are not my cup of tea. So I will be selective in the albums I buy, and maybe trim some - but if it wasn’t for the programme I would have missed the gems.

Yes there is a lot of Roy Buchanan stuff out there and a lot of great guitar players that never got the credit or exposure they deserved. People like Michael Hedges and Gabor Szabo, for example.

Of the course the other album to check out, that Jeff mentions in the programme, is the Miles Davis album 'Tribute to Jack Johnson' John McLaughlin's guitar playing on this album is incredible.

Miles' use of guitarists on the albums Get Up With It and Dark Magus where at one time he had a band with three (lead) guitar players Pete Cosey, Reggie Lucas and Dominic Gaumont, is mind blowing. 

 

 

Check out Roy Buchanan playing “Sweet Dreams” ...

Jeff Beck goes Stevie Wonder. Who’d have seen that coming just a couple of years before 1975’s ‘Blow by Blow’. Testament to his skill, breadth and plain love of music. Could have been in any number of the franchise bands that emerged from the 60s and 70s. Good on him for following his own path. 

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