More About Joe Beck
Beck's guitar has graced the recordings and concerts of a Hall of Fame roster including
Miles Davis (Joe was his first guitarist), Gil Evans, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Paul
Desmond, Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman, Stan Getz, Larry Coryell, Gene Ammons, Sergio
Mendez, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Laura Nyro, Houston Person, Roger Kellaway, Richie Havens,
Paul Simon, Joe Farrell, James Brown and countless others.
Joe has been composing music for TV
and film for twenty years and the recording industry (National Academy of Recording Arts
And Sciences) has honored him five times with the Most Valuable Player Award. He has
recorded with the Royal Philharmonic orchestra in London, the Milan Philharmonic in Italy,
and The Paris String Ensemble in France.
During his rich and varied career Joe
has done co-artist albums with a wide range of artists from Mike Mainieri to John Babarian
(one of the world's foremost Middle Eastern musicians), to Sabicas (perhaps the greatest
of all Flamenco guitarists), and David Sanborn(Beck Sanborn on Columbia CD's and tapes) .
Joe also arranged and produced records for Frank Sinatra, Gloria Gaynor, and last, but not
least, two albums for Esther Phillips including her hit single,What A Difference A Day
Makes. Along the way Joe was signed to contracts with Columbia, Polydor, Verve, Gryphon,
CTI, and MGM Records. Since the late '80's he has recorded four albums (Relaxin' , Friends
,Back To Beck , The Journey on the DMP label. as well as
Fingerpainting, on the Wavetone
label which features Bill Evans on sax, Danny Gottlieb on drums, and Mark Egan on bass.
The most recent album is "ALTO", a duo project
with Ali Ryerson. Received with critical raves, the album is featured on hisWeb Site. More
info and ordering options are available there.
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Here's Joe doing some great things on that beautiful
D'Angelico of his.
Here's Joe checking out his newly reconditioned D'Angelico at
our shop in March 1999. "That unmistakable "Joe
Beck Grin" means he's diggin' it!
"That's the best this guitar ever Felt"
were his first two comments.
What an amazing player!