Wednesday, Jan 18, 2023 – A Jeff Beck Tribute

The Eternal Sound of Jeff Beck

GEORGE, WA – SEPT 2: Guitar player Jeff Beck performs on stage at The Gorge Amphitheater September 2, 1995 in George, Wa.

Tonight on Echoes, we remember Jeff Beck. If you don’t know Jeff Beck’s music and why his loss was so much more important than Lisa Marie Presley’s then you need to hear this.

In the 1960s, when you talked about guitar it was Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and maybe Jimmy Page, but it was always Jeff Beck. He transformed rock guitar in that decade with the Yardbirds, and as a solo artist.  He then went on to create innovative music throughout the next six decades, occasionally punctuated by long stretches of semi-retirement.

Jeff Beck was timeless. He didn’t ply the past like many of his contemporaries. While his concerts would include music from across his career, he was always exploring new avenues for his guitar. His two early-2000s electronica albums, You Had It Coming and Jeff, and his last solo studio album, Loud Haller in 2016, adapted Electronica and EDM strategies. Unlike many players, it was never gratuitous. He dug into these styles with the same conviction he brought to Willie Dixon’s “I Ain’t Superstitious” in 1968.

Hear Jeff Beck tonight and read John Diliberto’s moving eulogy to the great guitarist.

In addition to our Jeff Beck Tribute, hear former Niyaz producer Carmen Rizzo and his new Arabic fusion duo with himself and Tunisian singer Meriem Ben Amor. They are called Didon.  We’ll also hear Koresma from the album, South.

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