Here we have the ultimate feel good live DVD, as Jeff Beck gives us another lesson in the art of great guitar playing with some pretty impressive guests.This is not the usual JB but here we have a gig in honour of the legendary Les Paul. The wonderful Imelda May and her band back up Jeff as does Jason Rebello from his own band. Add to that rock n roll legend Gary US Bonds (New Orleans), from the crecent city itself Trombone Shorty, who's band toured as Jeff's special guests on European Tour 2010, Brian Setzer (Mr Rock N Roll himself), and a superb horn section including Leo Green.What a line-up for what must be one of the years premier DVD releases.The songs are classic rock n roll ones and just listen to Jeff's solo playing on Apache and Sleepwalk, his stunning slide playing with Imelda's singing on 'Poor Boy'. Imelda's husband and band leader proves he's a very good vocalist himself, Darrell Higham.Yes 27 rock classics that will bring good times everytime it's played.One song 'How High The Moon' the old Les Paul/Mary Ford hit has been played on Jeff's recent tour and here it sounds awesome especially when you remember the original was multi-tracked.
Imelda May just keeps on getting better everytime I see or hear her, I've seen her several times over recent years with the Mike Sanchez Band, also singing withj Blue Harlem,she's always had star quality but her stage craft is just so good now, a real alround entertainer with that wonderful voice, surely the best around todays popular music scene.
One of the joys of this set is it was recorded live at the Iridium Jazz Club in NYC, and Jeff and Imelda are doing a short Us tour in March,please Jeff do come and do a few in the UK as well.OK now the extras well there's an excellent interview with the man,a behind the scenes look, then we get Jeff at home with his incredible collection of guitars,this will make players a bit envious,then Jeff and Les Paul on Rock n Roll tonight a few years ago now doing a 'Blues Jam' and 'Chicken Shack' completed by Les Paul and his little black box.Yes 70 mins. of fabulous extras, make this release an absolute cracker of a release, and it's just so good that JB is getting the rewards for a career that just keeps on getting better.Recently getting three Grammies (2011).Plus 2010 best album for me in 'Emotion and Commotion', Jeff Beck is without question the finest and best electric guitarist ever in the UK if not in the world. Saw him live in 2010 and have to say live he is quite amazing, the lesson for every guitarist there is in range,tone,touch and style, and this DVD shows yet another side to one of the true guitar legends.