Mastered by Joe Reagoso
In June 2010 Jeff Beck paid fitting tribute to Les Paul, celebrating what would have been the pioneering guitarist's 95th birthday by playing his friend and mentor's music, along with classic tunes from the era, in the same Times Square nightclub that Paul played every Monday for 14 years before his death in August 2009. Billed as "A Celebration of Les Paul," Beck was joined by The Imelda May Band and other guest performers like Brian Setzer, Gary "U.S." Bonds and Trombone Shorty. "Les was my inspiration," says Beck. "For years I had always wanted to do something for Les to show him how much I respected and admired what he had done. Les used to play every week at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City, so for me it was the obvious and fitting place for a ‘Salute' to him." The resulting 2011 album, Rock N Roll Party: Honoring Les Paul is presented here in a gatefold 180g 2LP pressing from Friday Music, mastered by Joe Reagoso.