In Memoriam Allan Holdsworth died 15th April 2017

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In Memoriam Allan Holdsworth died 15th April 2017

It is a year to the day since the greatest musician of my lifetime died at the age of 70.

Here's a whole concert of AH at the peak of his powers. In particular check out his solo on "Devil Take The Hindmost", from 33:13 to 36:31, starting with nearly three minutes of soloing over a static G5 chord. His fingers fly across the fretboard, suggesting parallel harmonic structures which circle the main tonal centre ever more allusively.
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  • blobbblobb Frets: 820
    I'm having a bit of a Holdsworth trip at the moment. Must get myself a copy of this DVD:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5AdkYRm344



    Feelin' Reelin' & Squeelin'
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  • westwest Frets: 286
    He is owed a debt of gratitude by many , even if for just for showing what was possible with guitar . I loved his chordal harmony ( and his lines too  ) , best gig i witnessed was ronnie scotts birmingham wardenclyffe era , 3 feet away against the pillar the revelation for me that night was to stop fervently watching trying to unlock the mystery and lean back against the pillar shut my eyes and marvel at the "silvery wine flowing in a spaceship gravity all nonsense now "


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  • equalsqlequalsql Frets: 3130
    Truly a genius without peer. 
    The first time I ever heard him play was with Bruford and almost 40 years later his artistry is IMHO unmatched.


    (pronounced: equal-sequel)   "I suffered for my art.. now it's your turn"
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  • westwest Frets: 286



    one of my faves ....  also check out this chaps interpretation  ;)




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    Fab rendition of home , love to hear other instruments interpret alans compositions ...
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