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Allan Holdsworth


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.16 | 32 ratings

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5 stars Ah, Allan Holdsworth! I always loved the things he did on GAZEUSE, FEELS GOOD TO ME and ONE OF A KIND, but when I first bought one of his solo albums (WARDENCLYFFE TOWER) I was bitterly disappointed. The music sounded plastic and clinical; it didn't seem to breathe; the virtual absence of acoustic sounds really got on my nerves. But I was convinced such a magnificent soloist must have made SOME great albums, so I checked out Prog Archives, decided to go for ALL NIGHT WRONG, and this turned out to be one of the best purchases I made last year.

There is not one uninspired piece on the entire album. Holdsworth must have collated all the best performances from his stay at one of Japan's foremost jazz venues, Roppongi's Pit Inn. His lead guitar sings and leaps, and best of all: it's all so full of delicacy, so full of emotion... I'm no jazz technician, but it seems to me that here, in symbiosis with Jimmy Johnson on bass and Chad Wackerman on drums, Holdsworth finally achieved the kind of mastery that's reached by the best classical chamber musicians, or by jazz greats like John Coltrane and Keith Jarrett. From mood to mood he flits, offering the listener lots of excitement, and plenty of poetry! Not to be missed.

fuxi | 5/5 |


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