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ROUGH AND READY

Jeff Beck

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.27 | 31 ratings

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Kazuhiro
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4 stars 「That time was very interesting. Various ideas have come out. However, there was Jeff Beck very much a day when feelings were good and bad days. 」Posture without the compromise for the challenge of the pursuit of the music always and music might be proof that Jeff Beck kept always challenging new music. It is guessed that the remark of Max Middleton never had the poor impression in Jeff. Jeff actually borrows the talent of Max Middleton enough for the production of the following Solo album.

Jeff Beck Group of the first stage pulled the act of the activity once in September, 1969 by the problem of member's discord. However, Jeff Beck suffers from the traffic accident from pursuit to the music at the time for which it hoped to music because it has the flow that doesn't know the stay. As for this event that happened on November 2, 1969, hospitalization is done through necessity for Jeff Beck for about three months. And, after the wound cures, Jeff Beck ups and about doing again for music. Jeff Beck had already had Tim Bogert, Carmine Appice, and acquaintance at this time. The plan interrupted by the hospitalization of Jeff Beck though it tried to receive Rod Stewart active with Jeff Beck Group of the first stage in Vocal and to form a new band. And, the flow that this event is connected with Beck and Bogert And Appice back is a well-known fact.

The activity of Jeff Beck Group of the second stage starts as a recording of the album by the event of the accident of Jeff Beck and the election of the member, etc. in May, 1971. It is keyboard player's Max Middleton that it was appointed by the member of the group of this second stage. And, Bass player's Clive Chaman. It is Bob Tench in Vocal. And, Cozy Powell has been appointed by the drum player. Performance that group of the first stage was doing. The tune refined from the taste of Rock and Blues further is announced in this album. And, the point that should make a special mention is a point that the style of the performance of Jeff Beck has been almost established. It is likely to be already able to visit the element that builds the route of the following Jazz/Fusion according to the melody as an idea by this album. And, the flow of Jazz/Fusion of the element and Max Middleton of R&B of Bob Tench and Clive Chaman has acted well. The intention of Jeff Beck of electing this member and the directionality of the band might be the parts that Jeff Beck thought to some degree and were done. Bob Tench has been appointed as a result though the name of Alex Regartwood originally rose to this album as vocalist.

Playing the guitar to make good use of Wah-Wah twines round "Got The Feeling" with the piano. The element of groove has gone out strongly. It is possible to visit the aim of Jeff Beck of such music at this time. And, the tune dashes while mixing the element of R&B and Blues. As for the part of the transposition and the composition of the melody, the contribution of Max Middleton might be exactly large. The element of Jazz/Fusion might not have united if not existing in the band Max Middleton ..R&B and Rock... The song of Bob Tench has gone out very powerfully and the guitar of Jeff merges in the tune.

The rhythm where it dashes from the start of hard Blues Rock of "Situation" might be splendid. The line of Bass might be finished well, too. The piano extremely keeps Groove. The flow that Jeff Beck is skillful in this tune is blocked. It is a tune with an enough element of R&B and Rock each other. Max Middleton that plays Solo of E-Piano from the part of the hit with the tension has put out the taste that Jazz/Fusion is good.

"Short Business" keeps extending melody and Groove. The tune progresses with the element of Funk and R&B. The contribution of Cozy Powell of this rhythm might be large. And, the guitar of Jeff Beck to make good use of Bottle-Neck is suitable for the tune.

"Max's Tune" is a tune with a mysterious element in the tune of this album. Twining of the guitar that plays a beautiful melody and the piano creates one space. However, the part where progress and Blues of the code in which Max Middleton is skillful in the flow are good is concealed. It might exactly have a prototype of the melody listened to by "Blow By Blow" and "Wired" part. It might be an exactly fantastic, graceful tune.

"I've Been Used" shifts to the flow with R&B and Groove from riff of a quiet guitar that the mute is done. The progress of the code has not stayed as simple Blues and R&B. This flow might be exactly large the contribution of Max Middleton. And, a prototype element as Hard Rock is also performed. It will have a part that advances very gracefully and is good.

The rhythm of "New Ways Train Train" that Cozy Powell is powerful is impressive. And, the usage of the tension note might be splendid. The tune dashes as the part that reaches the peak the flow with the dash feeling twining. The part where Jazz Rock, R&B, and Blues are good has been splendidly absorbed. The flow of such a tune is connected with the following Beck and Bogert And Appice. The tune dashes again rushing into a complex rhythm on the way. It might be a splendid tune indeed calculated.

"Jody" starts by a beautiful piano melody. It progresses, also to a piano obbligati, and Solo of the guitar of perfect Jeff Beck twines round the tune with the part of the ballade. The tune shifts to the rhythm of the shuffle on the way and Ad-Rib of the guitar reaches the peak. And, the rhythm returns to the ballade and flows again. Coda from Solo by the last Max Middleton might be splendid.

The group being done by the member of the first stage has boldly changed the music character depending on the member of this album. And, the performance that only these five people can do might be done.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |

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