Courant March 26, 1977
The possibilities of
the Beck-Hammer relationship were hinted at in the album Wired,
released last year, in which Hammer wrote and produced one of the key tracks,
“Blue Wind,” as well as performing on and re-mixing four other tracks.
JEFF BECK WITH THE JAN HAMMER
GROUP, LIVE. Epic Records
Tribune April 15, 1977
Jeff Beck With The Jan Hammer Group Live (Epic PE 34433)
It is a rare achievement
when the electricity and excitement generated during a live performance
are captured on vinyl. But Jeff Beck With The Jan Hammer Group
Live succeeds in reproducing the spirit of this unusual collaboration
JEFF BECK WITH THE JAN HAMMER GROUP LIVE
Breathless jazz-rock gymnastics from Beck, of the celebrated ‘60’s Yardbird trinity (with Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page). He has mastered virtually all modern guitar dialects-heavy metal, blues, astral jazz-and can scorch or soothe at will. Hammer the master of electric keyboards (piano and synthesizers) who played with the Mahavishnu Orchestra adds his exuberance to the collaboration.
Detroit Free Press March 27,
Jeff Beck with the Jan Hammer Group “LIVE” (Epic PE 34433)
Recording Quality: Superb
Jeff Beck is of course, one
of the finest guitarists around. From the time he first achieved
fame in the legendary Yardbirds, he has been in the forefront of a number
of developments extending the scope of modern music.