Jason Becker


Jason Eli Becker (Richmond, July 22, 1969) is an American guitarist and musician. In his short but intense career as a guitarist he achieved great popularity in virtuous music. His ascent was however blocked by his degenerative state of health, which eventually forced him to paralyze because of the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, diagnosed in 1989. Although he is no longer able to play the guitar, Becker is still able to compose music with computer help and with the support of other musicians.
Like many neo-classical guitarists, Becker was inspired by the work of the prodigious violinist Niccolò Paganini, the interpretation of the guitarist of Capriccio Op.1 # 5 by Paganini is, if possible, the most eloquent demonstration of his mastery with the guitar.

Very famous is also his cover of "Black Star" by Yngwie Malmsteen, a video that circulates on the internet portrays it while he plays it to a school representation with a lot of headmaster who gets angry at the volume too high.

Becker is known for his speed of execution, but despite this, unlike other neo-classical guitarists, he preferred the melody in full solo to show his skills, approaching another of his main inspirers, Uli Jon Roth. Jason grew musically with Marty Friedman, together they produced many songs and he was very influenced by him as he reached the highest peaks of guitar technique; their melodic lines still remain an unmistakable mark and an example to study for a multitude of guitarists.

Latest Release


Genre: Rock
Release date: 2018-12-07
Label: Mascot Records
Format: Disponibile in CD jewel e 2LP+MP3