Jeff Beck, Brian Setzer – Video of The Week
Jeff Beck – Brian Setzer? Well, it’s not everyday that you get a line-up like this happening in a performance today is your lucky day! Furthermore, for the people in the audience, it has to be quite a surreal experience. Seeing all this talent on one stage!
First up on the sax, you have “Blue Lou” Lou Marini from the Blues Brothers Band, Al Gare on bass. As well as Darrel Higham whose a part of UK rockabilly scene, Imelda May band, Bob & The Bearcats, and more! Next up is Jason Rebello on the piano, and Trombone shorty kicking out the jams on the horns as well.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Party (Honoring Les Paul)
The album recording happens at the famous Iridium Jazz Club in New York City where Les Paul played almost every week until his death in August 2009. It’s recorded on 9 June 2010, which would have been Les Paul’s 95th birthday.
The songs played were popular hits from the 1950s and 1960s, including many songs Les Paul played himself. Jeff Beck is joined by Imelda May and her band, in addition to Jason Rebello, Brian Setzer, Trombone Shorty and Gary U.S. Bonds.
On some of the songs, May sings together with a pre-recorded voice of herself, imitating the recording technique used on songs sung by Les Paul’s wife Mary Ford.
When your piano makes Brian Setzer stop playing his guitar, you know you’re good on your instrument! At one point I was also confused by Jeff Beck’s attire but in the notes on the DVD of this, it’s a homage to the late great Gene Vincent.
Apparently, it’s the outfit that Vincent wore in the movie “The Girl Can’t Help It” while he sang “Be-Bop-A-Lula”. The more you know!
Lastly, the DVD is released in 2011, on the Atlantic label. Enjoy!
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