Personnel: Jeff Beck (guitar); Max Middleton (keyboards); Phil Chenn (bass); Richard Bailey (drums, percussion).
The jazz, rock, funky and bluesy BLOW BY BLOW, released in 1975, was produced by Beatles arranger sir George Martin. Beck's playing is all here: fierce attack, thick tone, microtonal bends, distortion, feedback, vibrato, sustain, sonic hoodoo, and rhythmic and harmonic creativity. The album is also a tribute to the great guitar explorer Roy Buchanan with a distinct Beck sound. The album is a great influence for guitar greats like Van Halen and Steve Vai.