“A record that should be accepted as one of the most extraordinary declarations of love for music and life ever written. ‘Triumphant Hearts’ is a moving, vibrant, beautiful, excruciating work.”
“Jason Becker is a musical phenomenon!”
Jason Becker’s story is one of brilliance, talent, determination, adversity, and, ultimately, triumph. A child prodigy on guitar, Jason rose to prominence as a teenager when he was one half of Cacophony, with Marty Friedman (Megadeth). In 1989, at only 19 years old, the young virtuoso became the guitarist for David Lee Roth, following in the huge footsteps of Eddie Van Halen and Steve Vai. He wrote and recorded on ‘A Little Ain’t Enough’ and was poised for superstardom when a nagging weakness in his leg was diagnosed as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Also known as Motor Neurone Disease (MND) – the same condition Stephen Hawking had – it is thought to be a fatal condition with a life expectancy of maybe five years. Maybe.
That was 29 years ago. He lost the ability to play guitar, walk, talk, and breathe on his own. Communicating through a series of eye movements with a system developed by his father, Jason spells out words as well as musical notes and chords. He imparts his musical vision to his team who then can input the notes into a computer, edit the parts to his exacting standards, and then generate charts for session musicians. It is through this amazing process that Jason composes his profoundly beautiful music, rich in melody and counterpoint, brimming with emotion. His inspiring music and life story have been the subject of countless news articles, magazine cover stories, and the award-winning 2012 documentary, Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet. Prime Video: Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet.