Jeff Beck... playing Vienne this summer. Above roaring after a Mahavishnu opening into a Billy Cobham classic completely in the zone at no. 47 with the Vinman, Jason Rebello, and Aussie bass guitarist Tal Wilkenfeld.
‘Blue in Green’ emerges in the silence somehow. Inside an Evansian dream-like spell, the waiting, an uncertainty that only for the moment hints at resolution, and when John Coltrane breaks free there is a flood of the warmest, brightest, light imaginable, a perfection, the beginning and at the same time the end, silence and music rotating in a companionable circle. Miles exerts an impossible grandeur and elegance as all pressure drops away, all entering, all involving the very soul of things like water found in the deepest and most ancient of wells.
Rocking Ballyshannon in county Donegal, Ireland, at Roryfest over 31 May-3 June are Wilko Johnson, Walter Trout and his Band, Wishbone Ash, Seamie O'Dowd, Pat McManus and Johnny Gallagher among the seriously tasty headliners: see the full programme.