Jeff Beck – live in Oslo, November 10, 2010
Jeff Beck played live in Oslo November 10, 2010. The line up was identical to that of most of the 2010 tour, Jason Rebello on keyboards and guitar (Telecaster), Rhonda Smith on bass and Narada Michael Walden on drums. The concert lasted around 90 minutes. Mr. Beck mostly played Stratocasters, meaning business as usual.
The set covered a large time span, ranging from Corpus Christi Carol (Benjamin Britten), People Get Ready (Curtis Mayfield), Big Block, Rollin´& Tumblin´ (first recorded by “Hambone” Willie Newbern in 1928!). This song featured Rhonda Smith on vocals. Rhonda Smith and Narada Michael Walden both got their solo spots. Hammerhead (Beck/Rebello) – from Emotion and Commotion – was played with a most energetic wah-wah intro.
Mr. Beck was very impressive on slide, playing Angel (Footsteps), using the glass slide first with his left hand and the touching the strings – very high up and over on the fretboard – with his right hand. He did some of the repertoire from the Jan Hammer era and even Sly and the Family Stone´s (I wanna take you) Higher.
A lot more was to come, Over The Rainbow (Arlen/Harberg), A Day In The Life (Lennon/McCartney) and Brush With The Blues. Beck changed to his signature oxblood Les Paul in a tribute to Les Paul and Mary Ford. Finally came Nessun Dorma (Puccini). Mr. Beck seemed to enjoy himself on stage. This band seems to get better and tighter the more they tour – highly recommended.