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Jeff Beck


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.12 | 79 ratings

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3 stars Seven years after his last studio release Jeff Beck returned with Emotion and Commotion. He never was too experimental or very unpredictable guitar player, but from the other hands he almost always plays very competent music.

New album is just a mature report from everything he tried during his long musical career. Nothing unusual or too much new, but great collection of blues-rock, pop-jazz, standards and great instrumental rock compositions.

As always, Jeff plays great guitar, usually more electric rock, than electric jazz. Songs are catchy and timeless - nothing is too modern, but nothing sounds too dated as well. Four songs contain three different guest vocalists (including Joss Stone), and album sounds as in old gold times - each song is different, has it's melody and not too complex, but nice musicianship.

Hardly very progressive, this album is really pleasant listening. Its main value is a possibility to listen legendary musician still in great form. No too many much younger guys are able to record such well balanced and non-boring work. Viva Jeff!

Strong 3!

snobb | 3/5 |


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