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    • Watch Super Bowl Movie Ads - “Bourne,” “Captain America,” “X-Men,” “Independence Day”
      Yesterday there was this little TV event called Super Bowl 50. A big part of it was the ads and the movie studios took the opportunity to hype this year's blockbusters and we've collected them all in one place. Here you can watch trailers for Jason Bourne (Matt Damon's return to the Bourne franchise), Captain America: Civil War, X-Men: Apocaly […]
    • Watch Jenny Lewis Be Joined by Jimmy Buffett for Cover of Traveling Wilbury’s “Handle With Care”
      Back in January 2006 Jenny Lewis was still in Rilo Kiley when she released Rabbit Fur Coat, which was kind of her debut solo album, but also a collaboration with The Watson Twins and thus billed as an album by "Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins."
    • Watch Car Seat Headrest Play a “Tiny Desk Concert” for NPR
      Car Seat Headrest (aka Will Toledo and band), released their proper debut full-length, Teens of Style, last year on Matador. Now the band has stopped by NPR's offices to perform a Tiny Desk Concert. 
    • Watch Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and Son’s Adele Cover Get Interrupted by The Harlem Globetrotters
      The Harlem Globetrotters showed up at the offices of the A.V. Club and did some basketball tricks for the staff. Tweedy (aka Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer) were about to embark on a cover of Adele's "Hello" for A.V. Club's Undercover series when the Globetrotters crashed their session. 
    • Listen: Weird Dreams - “The Ladder”
      Weird Dreams is the London-based project of Doran Edwards. He put out a great debut album, Choreography, back in 2012, for which we did a Pleased to Meet You feature and had him play an event we hosted at the Great Escape festival in Brighton, England.
    • Listen: Ra Ra Riot - “Foreign Lovers”
      Brooklyn's Ra Ra Riot are releasing their new album, Need Your Light, the band's fourth album and the follow-up to 2013's Beta Love, on February 19 via Barsuk. We've already heard the album's first single, "Water," which featured Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij. Now here's another song from the record, "F […]
    • 2015 Artist Survey: Youth Lagoon
      For Under the Radar's 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2015 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers fro […]
    • First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His—and the Nation’s—Prosperity
      With First Entrepreneur, historian Edward G. Lengel presents George Washington as an entrepreneur who strategically built both his own personal and familial wealth and the economy of a burgeoning nation.
    • PJ Harvey, Julia Holter, and Lush and to Play Iceland Airwaves 2016
      Iceland Airwaves has announced the initial lineup for their 2016 event. 
    • 2015 Artist Survey: Doldrums
      For Under the Radar's 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2015 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers fro […]
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    • Brood Ma - DAZE February 9, 2016
      A daring, molten, confrontational return...Brood Ma is the alias of London producer James B Stringer, a member of the Quantum Natives collective and an electronic soundsmith whose two vastly different earlier albums each twisted staple club signifiers – body music, dubstep – into otherworldly shapes. The Tri Angle press release for the third instalment in th […]
    • Listen: Baauer Samples Star Wars February 9, 2016
      For a new Rick Rubin helmed project...Baauer has produced a new track using a variety of Star Wars samples. 'Cantina Boys' is online now, and it is built utilising all manner of bumps, squeaks and bleeps from the iconic sci-fi trilogy. The track was produced as part of new project Star Wars Headspace - out on February 19th, it was overseen by Rick […]
    • World Rejoice! The Invisible Return! February 9, 2016
      Check out new track 'Save You'The Invisible have placed new track 'Save You' online. The much-loved London trio recently stepped back into the studio, promising fans some new material. Well, they've been true to their word. 'Save You' is an addictive slice of mutant pop music, sitting somewhere between warped R&B, stutt […]
    • The Chemical Brothers, Major Lazer For Parklife February 9, 2016
      Enormous Manchester bash returns...Parklife returns this summer - with appearances from The Chemical Brothers, Major Lazer and more. The enormous Manchester bash will take place on June 11th - 12th, with headliners set to include The Chemical Brothers and Major Lazer. Other names on the bill include rap giant Ice Cube, Mercury nominee Jamie xx, Skepta, Jess […]
    • Andrew Bird Announces New Album 'Are You Serious' February 9, 2016
      Check out first single 'Capsized'Andrew Bird is set to release new album 'Are You Serious' on April 1st. The multi-instrumentalist is now working with Loma Vista Recordings, who will release the forthcoming full length. New single 'Capsized' is online now - produced by Tony Berg, you can dive in below. Catch Andrew Bird live at […]
    • Listen: Brand New Sundara Karma February 9, 2016
      Check out 'A Young Understanding'Sundara Karma have unveiled new single 'A Young Understanding'. The track plonked itself on the internet a few hours ago, following an exclusive first play by Annie Mac on her always-essential Radio 1 show. It's sheer Sundara Karma - check out that crisp riff, the rising chorus, and then the subtle br […]
    • Tyler, The Creator Unveils 'Perfect' Video February 9, 2016
      Featuring Kali Uchis... and butterflies!Tyler, The Creator has unveiled the video for 'Cherry Bomb' cut 'Perfect'. Directed by Wolf Haley - the pseudonym Tyler uses for his visual projects - the video features both Kali Uchis and a lot of butterflies. A split screen clip, Kali Uchis features on the left while butterflies crawl over Tyler […]
    • Listen: Bon Iver's 'Haven, Mass' Appears Online February 9, 2016
      Previously unreleased track alert...A previously unreleased Bon Iver track has appeared online. Ticket-holders to the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival were recently sent a free cassette by organisers, which contained some new music. One of the tracks sounded suspiciously like Bon Iver, and Justin Vernon confirmed that this was the case via Twitter. […]
    • DIIV - Is The Is Are February 8, 2016
      A lengthy but somewhat mixed selection...With soundscapes that are as expansive as they are immersive, DIIV brandish an immediately infectious brand of melodic dream pop, underpinned by pounding drums and the band’s signature guitar attack. Now, nearly four years on from their 2012 debut ‘Oshin’, DIIV have returned with ‘Is the Is Are’, an album in large par […]
    • Change Of Time: Liima Interviewed February 8, 2016
      Damp socks and dark sounds...It was during a week in Istanbul last year that the more melancholic moments of Liima’s debut record were born. Among the darkness and cold, shut in a windowless nightclub, came a horrifying reality of the life of a musician…damp socks. While it might seem like a trivial aspect of this exciting new Danish and Finnish collaboratio […]
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    • 2/8: JOE ELLIOTT PODCAST, ROCK ON THE RANGE, PITT, VEGAS BOUND February 9, 2016
      Lots of stuff going on and many new appearances just added for a variety of things around the US. Please check the appearances on the home page for more info. Just added Pittsburgh with Don & Jim as well as Rock On The Range where we will do a That Metal Show style performance. This […]
    • ROCK ON THE RANGE ANNOUNCES ADDITIONS INCLUDING “THAT METAL SHOW” LIVE, DEFTONES AND THE ROLLING ROCK COMEDY TENT LINEUP February 8, 2016
      The lineup for Rock On The Range, scheduled for May 20th, 21st & 22nd, 2016 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH, was posted on the site on November 30th, 2015. Just announced as additions to the lineup are the Deftones, along with The Shrine and Adam Watt. Deftones’ Chino Moreno says, “Rock On The Range […]
    • KING’S X RE-ISSUES, “GRETCHEN GOES TO NEBRASKA” AND “FAITH HOPE LOVE,” NOW AVAILABLE, BAND SET TO BEGIN WEST COAST TOUR THIS MONTH February 8, 2016
      King’s X recently re-issued two of their classic albums, Gretchen Goes to Nebraska (1989) and Faith Hope Love (1990), via Metal Blade Records. Both available as a double vinyl, Faith Hope Love has also been re-packaged on CD with two bonus live tracks recorded in Cleveland in 1992. To purchase these limited re-issues, please visit […]
    • METALLICA TO DEBUT NEW STAGE AT PRE-SUPERBOWL CONCERT TONIGHT February 6, 2016
      On the eve of the nation’s most anticipated sporting event, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees and Grammy Award winners Metallica will headline CBS Radio’s The Night Before, a one-of-a-kind concert experience the evening prior to Super Bowl 50 at AT&T Park in the band’s hometown of San Francisco, CA. The concert marks the […]
    • HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES TO PAY TRIBUTE TO LEMMY KILMISTER AT THE GRAMMY AWARDS February 6, 2016
      Hollywood Vampires say they’ll pay tribute to Lemmy at next week’s Grammy Awards. The event will take place at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, on February 15th. And the band featuring Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp, say they’ll perform a Motorhead track in honor of the late rock icon, who died on December […]
    • 2/4: JIMMY BAIN PODCAST TRIBUTE, JOE ELLIOTT, VEGAS BOUND SOON, MORE February 5, 2016
      Hope everyone takes a second to listen to my podcast this week that was just posted today. It’s 3 recent interviews I did with Andrew Freeman (singer in Last In Line) as well as Vivian Campbell and Vinnie Appice, the two remaining members of the original Dio band. The guys discuss the life of Jimmy […]
    • WINERY DOGS RELEASE VIDEO FOR “HOT STREAK” February 5, 2016
      The Winery Dogs have released a video for the title track of their second release, watch Hot Streak below. Hot Streak” was released on October 2nd and debuted on The Billboard 200 chart at number 30.
    • DEF LEPPARD GUITARIST PHIL COLLEN THINKS THE GUNS N’ ROSES REUNION IS “F-ING LAME” February 3, 2016
      It sounds like Def Leppard guitarist, Phil Collen, won’t be purchasing a ticket for the Guns N’ Roses reunion tour. When the subject was reportedly broached during a recent interview with the Daily Telegraph, Collen dismissed the whole idea as “really f—ing lame.” Which is not to say that guitrist dislikes the band’s music or […]
    • METALLICA TO STREAM PRE-SUPER BOWL CONCERT ONLINE February 3, 2016
      Metallica will offer a free livestream of their pre-Super Bowl 50 concert, The Night Before. The sold-out show, to be held February 6th at San Francisco’s AT&T Park, will be viewable in HD format via mobile and desktop devices at the LiveMetallica site. The Night Before show will also feature openers Cage the Elephant, with […]
    • L.A. WEEKLY ARTICLE EXPOSES THE SECRET LIFE OF OFFSTAGE MUSICIANS February 3, 2016
      Matt Wake of L.A. Weekly wrote a feature article on the strange, hidden world of offstage musicians. Portions of the story appear below. It looked like a big black tent. Offstage right and behind the bass bin speakers in a Stockholm arena, Ozzy Osbourne’s crew had set up a portable vocal booth. Inside the booth’s […]
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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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