Jeff Beck may be the only man over 60 who can get away with wearing a choker! Why? Because no one has such mastery of his instrument, therefore, he can wear whatever he wants. NO ONE can play like this guy! It’s all touch and taste, and his very mysterious whammy bar thumb technique, that has luminaries in the legendary small British club looking both amazed and delighted. The band has been touring together for over a year, and with tireless and always-in-demand Vinnie Colaiuta on drums, smiling newcomer Tal  Wilkenfeld on bass, excellent song choices spanning his 45-year career, a few so-so vocal appearances for people who can’t take an hour of straight guitar playing, this is THE DVD to have for anyone who likes music on DVD. It looks and sounds terrific on Blue Ray.

One need not look any further than the track “Nadia” to get the point of what a master he is with his Stratocaster. This cover of a song by Indian-British jazz artist Nitin Sawhney uses notes between the notes found in the 22 note Indian music scale (compared with the Western 12 note scale).  Beck here shows his deft command of intonation reaching those notes with clarity and precision, creating something musically hypnotic and extraordinary.

It’s amazing people compare him to Clapton and Page, because there is simply no comparison as this  week long engagement at the club demonstrates. By the time he closes with the Beatles “a day in the life” it’s time for guitarists all over the world to throw in the towel and realize they have just seen the Tiger Woods/Roger Federer of guitar…