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5.0 out of 5 stars Guitar heaven with Jeff Beck and his band on inspirational form
In this wonderful recording from Ronnie Scott's jazz club, released in 2008, Jeff Beck delivers an absolutely definitive demonstration of guitar techniques coupled with a remarkable level of musical and sonic imagination. There are many fine guitarists on the world stage but few can match Beck's equal mastery of so many varied and differing genres including blues, rock,...
Published on 6 Sep 2012 by I. Giles

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2.0 out of 5 stars Excellent test disc for your BluRay/Home Theatre, but as music.........hmmm
Blu-ray picture = superb. Sound quality = superb. Songs = 2/10....sorry. Jeff Beck is one of the world's top guitarists, but as a songwriter (assuming he wrote most of them) he's rubbish.

Frankly most of the tracks are exercises in technique, with very little in the way of an actual "tune". 5 minutes after listening to them I'd challenge you to...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Guitar heaven with Jeff Beck and his band on inspirational form, 6 Sep 2012
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I. Giles (Argyll, Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Performing This Week: Live at Ronnie Scott's Jazz [Blu-ray] [2009] [US Import] (Blu-ray)
In this wonderful recording from Ronnie Scott's jazz club, released in 2008, Jeff Beck delivers an absolutely definitive demonstration of guitar techniques coupled with a remarkable level of musical and sonic imagination. There are many fine guitarists on the world stage but few can match Beck's equal mastery of so many varied and differing genres including blues, rock, jazz, soul, funk, reggae and Asian influences - and all heard to perfection on this inspired night.

The four-piece band features the outstanding talents of Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, Jason Rebello on keyboards and the new sensation on bass, the talented young Tal Wilkenfield from Australia. The Stevie Wonder 'Cause we've ended as lovers' is a good track to sample the multi-talented line-up, but every track is a winner in its own way.

The guest artists, Joss Stone, Imogen Heap and Eric Clapton all make valuable contributions and there is a very enjoyable extended extra bonus with 7 items featuring the opening set played by the Rockability Band who all happened to be in London at the time and who reprise an earlier disc which had never before been played 'live'.

Eagle Rock has provided a recording with involving camera work with crisp imaging. The sound is presented in excellent DTS 5.1, DD 5.1 and stereo. For such purchasers this will be an unmissable 5 star issue.

This will give enormous pleasure to anyone to whom the program appeals and is a perfect example of Jeff Beck at the very top of his considerable game.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Excellent test disc for your BluRay/Home Theatre, but as music.........hmmm, 2 Feb 2014
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This review is from: Performing This Week: Live at Ronnie Scott's Jazz [Blu-ray] [2009] [US Import] (Blu-ray)
Blu-ray picture = superb. Sound quality = superb. Songs = 2/10....sorry. Jeff Beck is one of the world's top guitarists, but as a songwriter (assuming he wrote most of them) he's rubbish.

Frankly most of the tracks are exercises in technique, with very little in the way of an actual "tune". 5 minutes after listening to them I'd challenge you to remember how any of them went (apart from "Bolero" of course, but he didn't write that one!).

Best part is the rockabilly set at the end - crank that up to 11.......

At the end of the match it finished with a one sided score line - Guitar 10 - Music 1
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Paramount Live Concert DVD For Guitar Fans !, 29 July 2009
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Brien Comerford (Glenview, Illinois United States) - See all my reviews
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In late 2007 Jeff Beck enthralled and captivated London music fans during a series of spellbinding concerts at the revered Ronnie Scott's Jazz venue. He brilliantly executed instrumentals that covered jazz fusion, blues, hard rock and electronica genres. Highlights included the poignant and nonpareil "Where Were You," the emotive "Angel (Footsteps)," the riveting "Beck's Bolero," the astounding "Blast From The East," the searing "Scatterbrain," and the exotic "Nadia". His amazing and climactic "A Day In The Life," has rightfully been nominated for a Grammy Award for best instrumental performance. Jeff Beck can coax and summon a universe of sounds from his guitar without using hardly any effects. His whammy bar magic and plethotra of tones are incomparable. His fingers and fretboard are hardwired to his heart and soul. Even though playing guitar is not a competition, Jeff Beck plays better than everyone. Special guest appearances by Eric Clapton, Joss Stone and Imogen Heap further enhanced this must buy DVD. Jeff Beck is the paramount UK guitar icon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jeff Beck... Better than ever!!!, 19 July 2010
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T. Pernal (New Jersey) - See all my reviews
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Of the 3 historic guitarists who emerged from the Yardbirds in the 60's, Jeff has remained the single most innovative of the lot. There is no denying Clapton's expansive catalog and enormous talent. In his time, Jimmy Page was also one of rock's greats. Having seen Jeff's most recent tour a couple months ago, it is apparent that his style and technique are his and his alone. This DVD was recorded 2-3 years ago and serves as a testament to Jeff's recent return to prominence. Do yourself a favor. Buy this DVD, crank it up and you will be blown away.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Musicianship at the highest level, 16 Feb 2010
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My expectations were high when I purchased this dvd. I have been a fan of Jeff Beck since I stumbled over "Jeff Becks Guitarshop" back in 1989. Beck's approach to the instrument and the music is so free of "pretending". As an artist he is uncompromising and he has - among a frightening number of other levels of artistic talent - the rare ability of being able to turn a cliché into art at the highest level. He knows his rock n'roll to the core as well as jazz and numerous other forms of soundly expressions including roaring engines! Becks musical presence in the dvd is truely amazing and of course his fabulous band makes this dvd even more a "must have". To give you an idea if you might share my enthusiasm my taste in music includes: Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, Steeve Vai, King Crimsom, Pink Floyd, Kenny Burrel, Wes Montgommery, 22 Pistepirko, Robben Ford, The Bug, David Lee Roth, David Bowie, U2...I think you are on to me by now. Enjoy!
/Nik
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jeff Beck Live at Ronnie Scott's, 28 Dec 2009
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Mr. R. A. Shenton "Ron Shenton" (HERTFORD, ENGLAND) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Performing This Week: Live at Ronnie Scott's Jazz [Blu-ray] [2009] [US Import] (Blu-ray)
Amazing quality of sound, if you like Music, any type of music you can't fail to like this Blu-ray. The extras are worth watching as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jeff Beck, Master Guitarist, 22 Sep 2009
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Mr. Colin P. Hewes "Colinsin" (Devon, England) - See all my reviews
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If you like Jeff Beck the only question here is ... Why haven't you got this DVD!!! An absolute must for anyone who, as I do admire this master of his craft.
I can't recommend it highly enough.
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