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    Posted: April 17 2008 at 09:06
   some other pictures here ...

It was a really good and technically perfect performance by the Allan Holdsworth Trio featuring Chad Wackerman (drums) and Jimmy Johnson (bass) taking place at the tiny little and sold out venue 'Bunker Ulmenwall' in Bielefeld. The spectators were placed all around the band with seats very close to them what delivered a 'private' atmosphere. The sound intensity was comfortable.

I don't know if this gig has been an exception but it seemed to be a little bit emotionless on the other hand and the band gave only one short encore which was disappointing for me personally. Probably because of something like a burnout syndrom at the end of their Europe tour?

Musically the songs were dominated by a strong fusion touch. Holdsworth's guitar sounded similiar to his solo album Metal Fatique what I know very well. Some exceptions are to point out, for example the two songs Fred and Red Alert which they performed in the typical Tony Williams Lifetime style.

The three musicians were soloing a lot and so Wackerman and Johnson have been more than a 'simple' rhythm section. Starting from a main theme they often drifted apart from each other as nearly playing on their own but finally finding together once again later. The gig was a perfect demonstration of their abilities and musical relationship in fact and the audience was pleased even though the band only played for nearly 80 minutes.

Unfortunately I came very late, was too far away from the band and it was difficult for me to take better photos but I was able to reach for Allan's signature on my Bundles inlet at least.

setlist:
- The Fifth
- Fred
- Madam Vindage
- Above & Below
- The things you see
- Material Real
- Devil take the Hindmost
- Gaslamp Blues
- Letters of Marque
- Red Alert



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 17 2008 at 13:24
I wish that Allan would play America more. I only got to see him once with Bill Bruford during his Gradually going tornado tour. He is a great player. I have always liked his work.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 18 2008 at 09:05

MAY TOUR 2008

Allan Holdsworth, guitar
Ernest Tibbs, bass
Chad Wackerman, drums

May 1 - New York, NY
Iridium Jazz - www.iridiumjazzclub.com

May 2 - New York, NY
Iridium Jazz - www.iridiumjazzclub.com

May 3 - New York, NY
Iridium Jazz - www.iridiumjazzclub.com

May 4 - New York, NY
Iridium Jazz - www.iridiumjazzclub.com

May 5 - Piermont, NY
The Turning Point - www.turningpointcafe.com

May 6 - Ridgewood, NJ
Blend - www.blendbar.com

May 7 - Alexandria, VA
Birchmere - www.birchmere.com

May 9 - Pittsburgh, PA
Rex Theater - www.elkoconcerts.com

May 10 - Columbus, OH
The Thirsty Ear Tavern - www.thirstyeartavern.com

May 12 - Detroit, MI
The Music Hall For The Performing Arts - www.musichall.org

May 14 - Cleveland, OH
The Winchester Tavern & Music Hall - www.thewinchester.net

May 15 - West Seneca, NY
The Guitar Factory - www.theguitarfactory.com

May 16 - Buffalo, NY
The Tralf Music Hall - www.tralfmusichall.com

May 18 - Rochester, NY
The German House - www.thegermanhouse.com

May 20 - Burlington, VT
Nectar's - www.liveatnectars.com

May 21 - Northampton, MA
Iron Horse - www.iheg.com

May 22 - Somerville (Boston), MA
Johnny D's - www.johnnyds.com

May 23 - Ridgefield, CT
Ridgefield Playhouse - www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org

May 24 - Buchanan, NY
U-Music - www.loumusic.com



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2008 at 16:49
Originally posted by Rivertree

MAY TOUR 2008

Allan Holdsworth, guitar
Ernest Tibbs, bass
Chad Wackerman, drums

May 1 - New York, NY
Iridium Jazz - www.iridiumjazzclub.com

May 2 - New York, NY
Iridium Jazz - www.iridiumjazzclub.com

May 3 - New York, NY
Iridium Jazz - www.iridiumjazzclub.com

May 4 - New York, NY
Iridium Jazz - www.iridiumjazzclub.com

May 5 - Piermont, NY
The Turning Point - www.turningpointcafe.com

May 6 - Ridgewood, NJ
Blend - www.blendbar.com

May 7 - Alexandria, VA
Birchmere - www.birchmere.com

May 9 - Pittsburgh, PA
Rex Theater - www.elkoconcerts.com

May 10 - Columbus, OH
The Thirsty Ear Tavern - www.thirstyeartavern.com

May 12 - Detroit, MI
The Music Hall For The Performing Arts - www.musichall.org

May 14 - Cleveland, OH
The Winchester Tavern & Music Hall - www.thewinchester.net

May 15 - West Seneca, NY
The Guitar Factory - www.theguitarfactory.com

May 16 - Buffalo, NY
The Tralf Music Hall - www.tralfmusichall.com

May 18 - Rochester, NY
The German House - www.thegermanhouse.com

May 20 - Burlington, VT
Nectar's - www.liveatnectars.com

May 21 - Northampton, MA
Iron Horse - www.iheg.com

May 22 - Somerville (Boston), MA
Johnny D's - www.johnnyds.com

May 23 - Ridgefield, CT
Ridgefield Playhouse - www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org

May 24 - Buchanan, NY
U-Music - www.loumusic.com



Sweet!

Closest show to me is the Columbus show. Good to see him playing here though.
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Columbus is waiting for you - it's worth it! Smile


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