Hi everybody. After so many years, I've just re-listened Michael Jackson's "Beat It" and I realized how I forgot Eddie Van Halen's solo in this tune. While listening, I noticed that he perfectly compiled his vocabulary in this solo. As a BIG fan of Eddie's playing, and thinking that this was done when he was at his peak (1982), it gave me chills to hear his style so greatly summarized in such a short space of time. My question is: Can you recall any other short solos (no more than 16 bars as in "Beat It") in which you feel that a player tried to do his/her best to condense his/her language? Another example that comes to mind is Ace Frehley solo in "Shock Me" (from Kiss' "Love Gun"). Ace, who's another player I admire so much not because of his technical abilities but because he has such a personality and unique voice as a guitarist, also put all of his (limited) vocabulary in this great solo. My examples point to guitar players, but of course I'd like to hear about any instrument (bass included! ). Please notice that it's not about "how great this short solo is" but "How this short solo would serve as a player's presentation card". As a counterexample I can mention John Entwistle's "My Generation", which are great short solos, but I don't think they reflect his overall playing (just my opinion. Feel free to correct me if the case). Thank you for your input!