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Jeff Beck at Louisville Palace April 26

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 18, 2011
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Jeff Beck Information:

Geoffrey Arnold “Jeff” Beck is an English rock guitarist. He is one of the three noted guitarists, along with Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, to have played with The Yardbirds. Beck also formed The Jeff Beck Group, and Beck, Bogert & Appice, besides his successful solo career.

Jeff Beck was ranked 14th in Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. MSNBC has called him a “guitarist’s guitarist” and Rolling Stone magazine has described him as “one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock”. Much of Beck’s recorded output has been instrumental, with a focus on innovative sound and his releases have spanned genres ranging from blues-rock, heavy metal, jazz fusion and most recently, an additional blend of guitar-rock and electronica. Beck has earned wide critical praise; furthermore, he has received the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance five times.

Beck’s 2010 World Tour band features Grammy winning musician Narada Michael Walden on drums, Rhonda Smith on bass and Jason Rebello on keyboards. Beck’s latest album, Emotion & Commotion, was released in April 2010. It features a mixture of original songs and covers such as “Over the Rainbow” and “Nessun Dorma”. Joss Stone provides some of the guest vocals. Beck collaborated on “Imagine” for the 2010 Herbie Hancock album, The Imagine Project along with Seal, P!nk, India.Arie.

 

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