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Allan Holdsworth


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.16 | 32 ratings

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4 stars Allan Holdsworth is a great guitarist, but his best works almost all are recorded when he participated as guitarist with such bands as Soft Machine, Gong or UK. Unhappily, there are not too many really great albums he recorded as solo artist. This is one of them.

I believe that in his greatest years Allan was extremely busy working with excellent Canterbury, jazz-rock and other prog rock bands. He really built his reputation there. So, even he has few great solo albums, big part of them is released during his experimentation with electronic devices or more contemporary jazz oriented.

After many years, Allan returned back with great jazz rock fusion album, and this work is live recording (what isn't very usual for him). First of all, music on this album is played just by classic jazz-rock fusion trio (guitar-bass-drums), no other sounds or devices were used or added. Then, even if it is not real big arena concert, it is live recording with small, but dedicated auditory.

At least, any guitarist's fan has a great possibility to hear him playing all the album, showing his best guitar technique and sound. Nothing destroys this pleasure on "All Night Wrong". Possibly, this music is more characteristic for seventies, but even now it sounds very attractive.

I believe, this album is one of guitarist's best solo works ever ( and for sure his best live work). Must have for any serious jazz-rock fusion fan. Many of those who enjoyed Holdsworth guitar sound on Soft Machine or Gong albums, will enjoy this album as well.

snobb | 4/5 |


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