21 Gun Salute

21 Gun Salute to one of the greatest guitarists the world has ever seen.
Jeff commanded huge respect and love from all the other great guitarists, more so than any other player I’ve encountered. His influence, innovation and his sheer mastery of the instrument is unparalleled.
I once heard him play ‘Yesterday’ in Ronnie Scott’s, where he played the entire melody on harmonics.
Other sets on big stages, where his jazz fusion dexterity and fearless questing put him up there with his own influences of John Mclaughan, and Miles Davis. Combine that with the dissonant punk of Muddy Waters and Jimi Hendrix and his own delicate finger picking style, gave him a unique edge, tone and versatility of sound.
I was honoured to meet him a few times and he was always very modest and real gent. But one of the biggest honours I’ve ever had was him covering the Killing Joke song “The Death & Resurrection Show“ with Johnny Depp recently and saying in a TV interview that the original is one of the heaviest records ever ! That’s from the man himself, Beck is regarded by many, to have invented Heavy Rock with his first Jeff Beck Band album ”Truth” in ‘67.
All these great artists being snatched away from us recently Is really shocking and makes me realise we must make the most of the time we have, right now. We never know what’s round the corner.
Condolences to his family, friends and colleagues .
Rest easy to the fiery angel of our sonic cathedral.
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