|Jeff Beck and Tal Wilkenfeld.|
I’m sort of horribly, pathetically fannish about Jeff. Ever since Hi Ho Silver Lining came out, when I was 20-odd, I’ve revered him and his playing. In many ways he just is the best guitar player.According to David Gilmour, Beck is still, after 40-something years since he came to prominence in the Yardbirds, the only person pushing forward in that way.
He’s never retreading old ground, he’s always looking for a new challenge.
Jeff’s scarily brilliant. Jeff’s a tightrope walker, I’m not.
I like to cover all my bases and make myself secure with a great band of people and the music all rehearsed, and I just walk out there and if I didn’t even play anything it would still sound great.I do not fully understand this last sentence, but it sounds good.
Jeff’s different, he’s out there mining that seam.