- 81% match to Joe Beck
26 November 1945, Glasgow, Scotland. After starting out on guitar while he was still a small child, Mullen switched to bass in his early teens. He played in various dance bands in his home town before forming his own trio and reverting to guitar. At the end of the 60s he relocated to London and moved into R&B. In the early 70s he was frequently associated with jazz rock.
19 August 1944, Ottowa, Ontario, Canada. Leitch was raised in Montreal, playing guitar there in the early 60s and later in Toronto. He listened to jazz on record and live, sometimes sitting in with visiting artists. Among musicians he heard and from whom he learned were John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery and Thelonious Monk. Inevitably, his jazz orientation was towards the modern
22 July 1955, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA. Playing guitar from an early age, Breakstone began taking an interest in jazz at the start of his teenage years. He studied privately with Sal Salvador and also attended Berklee College Of Music. In 1977, he toured Canada with Glen Hall, making his recording debut with this band. Breakstone taught guitar at Rhode Island Conservatory
- 13% match to Joe Beck
30 December 1965, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. A fluent hard bop guitarist influenced by George Benson and Joe Pass, Affif attracted critical praise in the mid-90s with several excellent albums for the Pablo label. As a teenager Affif was taught by his uncle Ron Anthony, a guitarist with experience of playing with George Shearing and Frank Sinatra. After relocating to Los
5 January 1944, Waterford, Eire. After playing guitar in a succession of Dublin-based showbands, Stewart began playing jazz in the early 60s. By the end of the decade he had achieved a substantial reputation by working with such leading jazzmen as Tubby Hayes and Benny Goodman. Throughout the 70s he continued to enhance his standing in both the UK and the USA, playing and re