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Jeff Beck

Jeff" Beck is a celebrated guitarist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 4 April 2009. He is a remarkable example of a fusion artist who explored many musical traditions and played with a number of bands and notable musicians. He recorded instrumental music with his own innovations and improvisations Rolling Stone ranked him fifth in their list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." I chose to arrange and record Situation from the 1971 album Rough and Ready. I treated this piece as fusion rock and roll and it challenged my ability to create a novel version using the instrument combinations that I refer to as the P2500 Band. My trumpet replace Jeff`s guitar, for example. Missing is a brief vocal and Beck's guitar improvisations.

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