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NONE TOO SOON

Allan Holdsworth

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.11 | 17 ratings

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The Owl
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4 stars This was the disc that Allan's more jazz-slanted fans had been hoping for. For those who love the standard jazz repetoire and desire to hear it adventurously reinterpreted by a very unique improvisor, "None Too Soon" will prove to be a very satisfying listen.

In fact, Allan and his top-flight accompanyists go for the jugular with these songs, not content to stay with the "safe and easy" songs that have been done to death, but rather, take on some very challenging and difficult pieces, especially "Countdown" and "Inner Urge". The notes and fur sure do fly here!

If I were a Holdsworth newbie, I wouldn't start here, only because the level of abstractness might prove too much for some, and some might be put off by the near constant torrents of notes. However, if one is not put off by that, it makes for a very challenging and worthwhile listen. Allan and his cohorts get A+ for adventurousness alone!

The Owl | 4/5 |

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