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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, 30 Jan 2009
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This review is from: Performing This Week - Live At Ronnie Scott'S [DVD] [2006] (DVD)
A truncated version of this lasting an hour was shown on BBC4 last year and it was truly amazing. The standard of musicianship, sound and filming was as good as you are ever likely to see. It helps enormously that it was filmed at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club which gives an intimacy to the performances that larger venues will never do.

It helps of course if you have a fantastic band. Becks here is absolutely top notch whether you are talking Rock or Jazz. Vinnie Colaiuta is on drums. He's played with Chick Corea, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa to name but a few. Technically one hell of a drummer. Tal Wilkenfeld is less well known, but building a great reputation as a bass player. Finally on keyboards is Jason Rebello, one of the UK's finest Jazz Pianists. Lets not forget one of the best rock guitarists of course Jeff Beck.

With the reputation of Jeff's backing musicians you might be thinking this isn't for you - long jazz solos etc. Well don't worry, there are long solos but Jeff Beck plays them, with all his usual inventivness. The other musicians get the occasional moment (well they did on the edited version I saw) but mainly provide a a great foundation for Jeff Beck.

The guests add some variety, and the rare chance to see Eric Clapton with Jeff Beck playing the blues is worth the price of the DVD alone. I shall be ordering my copy very soon!
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