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Jeff Beck


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.87 | 185 ratings

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4 stars This is about the closest Jeff Beck ever came to making a prog album. This one is all fusion, and it rivals many of the most popular fusion albums of its time. Of course, with Beck, keyboardist Jan Hammer, the great drummer Narada Michael Walden, how could it not? And add in a remarkable performance from the relatively unknown bassis Wilbur Bascomb Jr. and you have a great fusion band.

Beck is in perfect form here, playing over the Funk of "Led Boots", the almost disco sound of "Come Dancing", and especially, the Charlie Mingus jazz classic Goodbye Pork Pie Hat". On Blue Wind, Beck & Hammer blend perfectly, and Hammer also shows he's no slouch on the drums, either.

This is a classic.

Evolver | 4/5 |


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