August 2003 - Guitar World

August 2003

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How Jeff Beck Twists the Blues Into Something Entirely New — Lesson

The great British blues guitarists of the Sixties—people like Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Jimmy Green—could play like virtuosos, but they also understood the importance of energy and intensity. For me, Beck is the most fascinating of all. It always seemed that Jeff had bigger demons to conquer; with a brash sense of daring, he was willing to do anything to find a new way.