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    • JLaw and Chris ''split for second time'' July 1, 2015
      Jennifer Lawrence is reportedly on "great terms" with her ex Nicholas Hoult, amid rumours she has split from Chris Martin.
    • Ghostpoet announces November tour July 1, 2015
      With a full summer live itinerary to contemplate, Ghostpoet - Obaro Ejimiwe - is pleased to announce news of his second UK live tour of 2015.
    • Suede to release Dog Man Star live July 1, 2015
      Suede release two very special editions of the 2-hour benefit show that the group played last year at London’s Royal Albert Hall to celebrate the 20th anniversary
    • Winehouse unheard demos destroyed July 1, 2015
      Amy Winehouse’s unreleased demos have been destroyed, according to Universal Music chairman David Joseph.
    • Robert Plant makes comedy cameo July 1, 2015
      Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant has made a cameo appearance for the upcoming UK comedy movie ‘Doreen’.
    • Dave Grohl returns to the stage for July 4th July 1, 2015
      We can’t imagine that Dave Grohl’s leg is in very good shape but that’s not going to stop him from resuming the Foo Fighters tour on July 4.
    • One Direction ‘not cool enough for Glastonbury’ July 1, 2015
      Niall Horan isn’t convinced his pop group One Direction would ever wow Glastonbury festival goers should they perform a set at the famous event.
    • Glen Hansard announces new album July 1, 2015
      Didn’t He Ramble, the second solo outing from acclaimed singer songwriter Glen Hansard, will be released September 18 via Anti- Records.
    • Mumford & Sons reveal 'The Wolf' video July 1, 2015
      'Wilder Mind' is Mumford & Sons’ third album. Recorded in London and produced by James Ford, it debuted at number one in six countries
    • Miley: Pride bigger than Christmas July 1, 2015
      Miley Cyrus says her work with #InstaPride won’t stop when Pride month comes to an end, because her involvement in the social drive has “given me such a purpose”.
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    • Bat-Mite #1
       A chance to do something weird and wondrous with such an oddball character as Bat-Mite, and he's literally plopped into Batman's Gotham to interact with Bat-level people.
    • Mew Guitarist Bo Madsen Has Left the Band
      Mew guitarist Bo Madsen has left the band. The Danish band has posted a statement on their website announcing his departure, although there's enough ambiguity in it that fans might hope it's a temporary measure, as it says that Mew and Madsen "have decided to part ways for the time being."
    • Ariel Pink, Mikal Cronin, Josh T. Pearson, and More added to the Le Guess Who? Lineup
      Ariel Pink, Mikal Cronin, Josh T. Pearson are among the names added to this year’s edition of Le Guess Who? Festival. 
    • Slowness
      With their debut Performance, Outfit opened two possible creative paths. They easily could have cranked it up a notch and followed it up with a dance-fused electronic record brimming with melody and pop bliss. Or turned their sound inward, for a more focused and elegant exploration of the darker musical themes introduced on their debut.
    • Hero and The Terror
      Chuck Norris plays a cop named Danny O’Brien—nicknamed “Hero”—who became a celebrity when he put away notorious serial killer Simon Moon, nicknamed—you can probably guess it—“The Terror.”
    • Midnighter #1
      Midnighter is a sort of anti-hero that's always several steps ahead of his opponent or whatever situation he finds himself in. The book establishes his badass bona fides quickly, even as it reveals tantalizing tidbits about his past. 
    • Premiere: RYSY Mixtape (Open’er Festival Edition)
      Today’s the big day. Under the Radar (and every other music fan in Poland) is headed to Gdynia for Open’er Festival. But before we hop on our train, here’s one last mixtape to get you in the mood for the big event. This playlist comes from Polish electro pop experts RYSY.
    • Watch Father John Misty Cover Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs”
      Father John Misty has covered Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs," the title track to the Canadian band's 2010-released third album. 
    • Watch: Disclosure - “Holding On” (Feat. Gregory Porter) Video
      British dance duo Disclosure are releasing their anticipated second album, Caracal, on September 25 via PMR/Island.
    • Watch Kendrick Lamar Do Stunts and Fly in “Alright” Video
      Kendrick Lamar has released a video for "Alright," a track taken from his acclaimed To Pimp a Butterfly album. 
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    • 7 Of The Best: Blondie July 1, 2015
      Clash readers decide...Clash asked - and it's readers have spoken. The celestial Debbie Harry turns 70 today (July 1st) and in her honour we asked you lot to send in your favourite Blondie track. Punk cuts, new wave classics and disco gems were passed our way, alongside the occasional dalliance with reggae and hip-hop. The final countdown relies heavily […]
    • Premiere: Semi Precious - 'When We Talk' July 1, 2015
      South London talent continues to impress...Semi Precious introduced himself last year with a self-titled EP, a shimmering document which held six precious tracks. The South East London talent is ready to return, hooking up with NX Records / Squareglass for new single 'When We Talk'. Submerged in reverb-laden gloom, it's a beautiful but sparse […]
    • Premiere: Billionaire - 'Fine Minds' July 1, 2015
      Wonderfully sparse, noir-driven songwriting...Billionaire - real name John Sterry - is plugged in to the world around him. Politically and culturally aware, the artist feeds this information into his songwriting. New single 'Fine Minds' owes as much to Allen Ginsberg as it does to The xx, a noir-driven and deeply atmospheric piece of pop music. Out […]
    • Beck Plays Intimate London Show July 1, 2015
      ...and it's incredibleBeck started his career playing tiny venues, small dives that doubled as arts hubs. It’s what formed him; more than two decades on, there remains a sense of whimsical daring in his work, a sense that anything is possible. In town to perform at the Barbican’s Station To Station event – fellow cast members include five cowboys and Th […]
    • Playlist: New Wave Of Danish Electronics July 1, 2015
      Hand-picked by Kenton Slash Demon...Kenton Slash Demon's return could hardly be better timed. The production duo have released new EP 'Skydancer' at a time when the music of their Danish homeland seems to fizzle and crackle with a rare sense of creative electricity. In particular, Denmark's electronic scene is one of its most buoyant phas […]
    • Premiere: Fredwave - 'Change' July 1, 2015
      New London artist highlighting the need for social change...Fredwave is a hardened product of London. He sings, writes and produces tracks to escape from the reality of his youth and surroundings. Using this output he confronts the pressures of the city as it drenches him in feelings of constriction by living within a system which isn't made for someone […]
    • Cool To Be Conscious: Morgan Heritage July 1, 2015
      Reggae icons in conversation...Raised by rasta patriarch Denroy Morgan, the Morgan Heritage family has been in the game from birth. Formed in 1994 they played their first gig at Reggae Sunsplash in Jamaica and got signed to a major label deal as soon as the stepped off the stage. Although they were not creatively satisfied with their MCA Records debut ‘Mirac […]
    • Next Wave #643: Hippo Campus July 1, 2015
      Infectious summer indie pop...“Our mentality is to not have a rigid mentality. Serve the song, and the rest will figure itself out.” Hippo Campus have wise words for a group of lads only just nudging out of their teens. Formed at high school in Minnesota, the band’s bubbly (but definitely not bubblegum) brand of bouncy indie reflects an un-cynical enthusiasm […]
    • Listen: Trust Fund - 'Dreams' July 1, 2015
      Featuring Alanna McArdle...Bristol's Trust Fund has been a quiet, pervasive presence in British music for some time now. Literate without becoming too cerebral, emotive without becoming self-indulgent, his approach has won no small number of fans. New single 'Dreams' is out now on Turnstile, and feature former Joanna Gruesome singer Alanna McA […]
    • Listen: Oberhofer - 'White Horse Black River' July 1, 2015
      From new album 'Chronovision'Brad Oberhofer is now 24 years old. Slightly older, slightly more mature, he's approaching music in a fresh - yet equally vivid - manner. New album 'Chronovision' will be released later this year, with Oberhofer delivering a series of previews. New cut 'White Horse Black River' is online now, an […]
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    • ORIGINAL BLACK SABBATH MEMBER BILL WARD HAS REGRETS OVER “IRON MAN’S” BASS DRUM SOUND June 30, 2015
      Estranged Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward says he never stops listening back to his recorded work – and wishes he could improve certain aspects. The most famous example, he says, is Black Sabbath’s Iron Man, from 1970 album Paranoid. Ward, who released his solo album Accountable Beasts in April, says he still frets over the […]
    • GEOFF TATE’S OPERATION: MINDCRIME TO RELEASE THEIR DEBUT ALBUM IN SEPTEMBER, SONG SAMPLES POSTED ONLINE June 30, 2015
      Operation: Mindcrime, Geoff Tate’s version of Queensryche, is proud to announce their upcoming debut album, The Key, on September 18th. To hear a sampling of four songs from the album, watch a trailer below: The first full song from the album will be released in the coming weeks. Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime features band members: […]
    • 6/29: BACK FROM CA & VEGAS, COVERDALE, CHRIS SQUIRE, LIVE TRUNKNATION TONIGHT June 29, 2015
      Back from Vegas and San Jose late last night. Great trip hanging with Frank Dimino, Gregg Giuffria, Paul Crook, Zach Throne, Danny Koker, Ken Ciancimino and all my buds in Vegas! Even hung with Ace Frehley one night. We didn’t know each other would be there and I had a great night with him, Frank […]
    • NICK SIMMONS WRITES “MY DAD, [KISS BASSIST] GENE SIMMONS, IS FULL OF SHIT AND SO ARE YOU” June 28, 2015
      Gene Simmons’ son, Nick Simmons, wrote an article about his father for Vice magazine. Excerpts from the feature appear below. Patton Oswalt has a routine about the first time he ever realized one of his parents was full of shit. “When you’re growing up, up to a certain point, no matter what an adult says […]
    • MOTOR SISTER RELEASE VIDEO FOR “BEG BORROW STEAL” June 25, 2015
      Motor Sister, the band featuring Jim Wilson (Mother Superior), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Joey Vera (Armored Saint), John Tempesta (The Cult) and Ian’s wife Pearl Aday, have released a video for Beg Borrow Steal. Watch it below. The group came about in 2013 as part of Ian’s 50th birthday celebrations. He wanted to jam some songs […]
    • 6/24: VEGAS & SAN JOSE THIS WEEK, SATRIANI, COVERDALE, MORE. June 24, 2015
      Psyched to be flying back to Vegas tonight for a couple days. I’ll be hosting the release party for Angel singer Frank Dimino’s new solo album at Vamp’d Thursday. It’s from 6-8P, all ages and free! Hope to see all my Vegas friends! Then Saturday night I’m back in San Jose CA to judge the […]
    • EDDIE TRUNK ON WHY HE GOT INTO RADIO: “I FELT HARD ROCK AND METAL BANDS WERE BEING MARGINALIZED” June 24, 2015
      Ruben Mosqueda of Oregon Music News spoke with our very own Eddie Trunk. Excerpts from the interview appear below. OMN: Who has been your biggest influence in getting you into rock radio? Eddie Trunk: First and foremost I got into radio because I felt that hard rock and metal bands were being marginalized. I didn’t […]
    • DEEP PURPLE TO RELEASE TWO LIVE ALBUMS ON SEPTEMBER 18TH June 24, 2015
      Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover writes: “One band, two crowds, two countries—a tale of two cities indeed. From Germany’s Wacken Open Air Festival, one of the biggest metal festivals in the world and a city unto itself, to Japan and the stately Nippon Budokan, the most revered venue in Tokyo. Each has its own distinct […]
    • KING’S X FRONTMAN DOUG PINNICK DISCUSSES THE BAND’S SELECT LIVE SHOWS AND POSSIBLE NEW ALBUM June 24, 2015
      Greg Prato of Bravewords spoke with King’s X singer/bassist Doug Pinnick about a select number of shows the band will be playing this month and other topics. Highlights from the interview appear below. BraveWords: How did these King’s X dates come up? Doug Pinnick: Our booking agent just calls us every now and then, and […]
    • VAN HALEN TO HEADLINE THE MUSIC MIDTOWN FESTIVAL IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA June 23, 2015
      Van Halen have just announced that they will co-headline this year’s Music Midtown festival at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA. The band will be joined on the weekend of September 18th-19th by co-headliners Elton John, Drake and Sam Smith “Every year, we strive to take the festival to a new level and this year is […]
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Jeff Beck Communicates Through His Guitar at New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011

Posted by falconi5 on May 1, 2011


Posted on Apr 30th 2011 1:00PM by Melinda Newman From Spinner.com

There are more than 100 acts playing the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival over its two-weekend span, but only one certifiable rock god, as was clear the moment Jeff Beck took the Acura stage before a crowd of more than 20,000 on Friday afternoon (April 29).

The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer — as both a member of the Yardbirds and solo — cherry-picked from his five-decade career during this 80-minute set, opening with a blazing version of 2003’s Grammy-winning ‘Plan B.’ Though he said barely a word to the enrapt audience throughout the show, Beck communicated beautifully, his precise, clean electric guitar sending notes soaring into the audience.

While he shone on such originals as ‘Hammerhead,’ for which he won a Grammy this past February, the well-chosen, tasty covers also resonated with the audience, including the Curtis Mayfield chestnut, ‘People Get Ready’ — a track long-associated with Beck — Gil Evans’ ‘Little Wing,’ and the Beatles’ ‘A Day in the Life,’ which served as a tribute to Beck’s mentor George Martin, who produced two Beck albums in the ’70s.

He generously shared the spotlight with his band, especially Narada Michael Walden, whose propulsive drumming anchored every song, but none more so than on the aggressive ‘Hammerhead.’ Joined by bassist Rhonda Smith, best known for her work with Prince, the two built a wall of funk that came at the audience like a freight train on such songs as the blues classic ‘Rollin’ and Tumblin.” Beck has recorded the tune for a new blues album with his old bandmate Rod Stewart.

For the first encore — a jubilant version of Sly & the Family Stone’s ‘I Wanna Take You Higher’ — Smith handled vocal chores, but a surprise appearance by local hero, 25-year-old Trombone Shorty, who plays on Beck’s new live CD/DVD ‘Rock & Roll Party Honoring Les Paul,’ captivated the crowd, as did Beck’s air-trombone playing.

Beck ended the encore with a stirring ‘Nessun Dorma,’ which he included on his most recent studio album, ‘Emotion and Commotion.’ Beck delivered the tune from the Puccini’s opera ‘Turandot,’ as if it were a benediction, sending the crowd back out safely into the fest.

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One Response to “Jeff Beck Communicates Through His Guitar at New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011”

  1. kas summers said

    Jeff Beck, you are the finest guitarist, you talent is extrodinary, there is always something special each and everytime I see you live, that amazes
    me beyond the beyond. you reinvent yourself each time you play, and continue to blow my mind!! Thank you Jeff for playing, your gift is very appreciated.

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