Who Jeff Beck is?

“Jeff Beck is the best guitar player on the planet,” – Joe Perry
A Guitar Hero Won’t Play the Game by Larry Rohter in The New York Times (February 12, 2010).

“He is head, hands and feet above all the rest of us, with the kind of talent that appears only once every generation or two.” – Joe Perry
A Guitar Hero Won’t Play the Game by Larry Rohter in The New York Times (February 12, 2010).

“If I have to think of an electric guitar virtuoso, Beck is my call.” – George Martin
A Guitar Hero Won’t Play the Game by Larry Rohter in The New York Times (February 12, 2010).

“Jeff has that ability to be comfortable in many styles: hard rock, jazz, funky blues, even opera.” – George Martin
A Guitar Hero Won’t Play the Game by Larry Rohter in The New York Times (February 12, 2010).

“It’s hard for Jeff to coexist with a singer, because he thinks in terms of his guitar being a lead voice, and singers, especially in rock, have this sense of entitlement, that they are going to be the focus,” – Jan Hammer
A Guitar Hero Won’t Play the Game by Larry Rohter in The New York Times (February 12, 2010).

“He’s not just melody, or a guy who can make his guitar cry. He’s a funky cat too, always thinking about rhythm, and he has a fearlessness that makes him open to all kinds of material.” – Narada Michael Walden
A Guitar Hero Won’t Play the Game by Larry Rohter in The New York Times (February 12, 2010).

“It’s no use, it’s spilt milk, it’s gone, it’s evaporated,” – Jeff Beck
Answering the question if it frustrated not to have enjoyed the same level of commercial success as his peers like Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. (The New York Times – February 12, 2010).

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