Jeff Beck concert in Osaka Japan - February 19, 2009
I wanted to get a set list of the concert (I usually do...) but this day was a no can do.
I did find a blog in Japanese that seemed to have it right...you can check it out here.
Do not fret, the song titles are in English.
The band members were as follows:
Guitar (of course) - Jeff BeckDrums - Vinnie Colaiuta
Bass - Tal Wilkenfeld
Keyboards - David Sancious
All of them are fabulous musicians in their own right and really don't need introductions. However, some people may not be familiar with the youngest of the band, Tal. Now, after you have read this, you have no excuse...check out her websites (myspace too) and I promise you will be happy that you did. Despite the difference in career length with her fellow musicians, she chopped away as if she was born with a bass guitar in hand. The crowd loved her!
Jeff Beck is, without a doubt, The Guitar God. He plays as if it were easy as breathing... either that or he is a robot... absolutely perfect. I can't even make a full sentence, I am still in awe.
Sometimes at an all instrumental concert I will get a bit "bored" and wish that someone would sing... but at a Jeff Beck concert? I would probably throw a banana at whoever would dare sing over his guitar...which makes me wonder what the concert in Tokyo was like...the one he did with Eric Clapton! (in Saitama)
I don't think I would throw a banana at Eric Clapton ;-)
Jeff Beck hardly said anything into the microphone, as usual, but after each song, he would express how excited/happy/rockin' he was in his own unique (sometimes cute...) way: raises both hands, bows and loosely embraces applause....shows respect to fellow band members by applauding them...I wish I had pictures...
Speaking of pictures, there was a guy in front of me (in his 50s) with a funky crochet cap on, who started filming the concert from the encore ! He got caught by one of the guards. They took away his camera and he had to leave. I don't think he was doing a very good job at filming anyways, he started bouncing around in 'odd ways' that would have made me sick if I had to watch that video.
It's only been a few days since I saw the concert, but I am already ready for another Jeff Beck concert! Maybe 2010? I'm keeping my phalanges crossed!