Beck, Joe

Whaling City, 2014CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 20.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Joe Beck was a great musician who played all types of jazz from mainstream to fusion to bebop. This live recording was made in 2006, two years before he succumbed to lung cancer. Bassist Peter Barshay and drummer David Rokeach complete the seasoned trio. The program is all standards, timeless classics that Beck rebuffs to shine like new issues. Get Me is a solid encounter full of dazzling fretwork and warm sounds. There are thirteen selections highlighted by “Manha De Carnaval”, “You And The Night And the Music ” and “Tenderly”. But it is really unfair to single out tunes as these are ALL good!


Publicist: Mixed Media Promo