This day (April 15, 2017), in Vista, California, U.S.A, died Allan Holdsworth, , an English guitarist and composerAllan Holdsworth
Digest Tracklist :
@ Alvas Showroom (Apr 3rd 2017) . w/ Jimmy Haslip & Virgil Donati – Riviera Maya 2015 . w/ Jimmy Haslip & Gary Husband – Jarasum Jazz Festival . Fred (2011) . Water On The Brain . Blues For Tony . The Sixteen Men Of Tain (1997) . Devil Take The Hind Most (1992) . Tokyo Dream, Road Games (1984) . w/ Bill Bruford Band– Beelzebub . w/ Soft Machine – on RAI (1974) .
Wikipedia : This day (April 15, 2017), in Vista, California, U.S.A, died Allan Holdsworth, , an English guitarist and composerAllan Holdsworth
Official Site : Many of music’s best-known instrumental masters cite Holdsworth as that rare and shining voice—a legendary player who continues to push the outer limits of instrumental technique and the electric guitar’s range of tonal and textural possibilities.
@allmusic : Holdsworth is widely considered to be one of the finest instrumentalists in all of jazz fusion, yet has never truly received the recognition that he so rightfully deserves.
@last.fm : He is known for his unusual technique, which is filled with unusual chord voicings and legato melodies of great harmonic sophistication. Many guitarists, including Eddie Van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai have lauded him as a master.