Jeff Beck / Blow by Blow

A watershed jazz rock slab, Blow by Blow (1975) featured both Jeff and Phil Chen in the bass chair. My educated guess is that Phil rendered the dexterous rhythmic passages which dominate the collection. Regardless, the tone is pure Fender P punctuated with the grit/growl attained from hard plucking over the split coil pick-up!

The grooves which define “Scatterbrain,” “Constipated Duck,” “Thelonious,” “Air Blower,” “You Know What I Mean,” and the FM radio staple “Freeway Jam” remain fresh forty plus years after they were waxed with Sir George Martin behind the console.