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Alan Holdsworth and Alan Pasqua featuring Chad Wackerman and Jimmy Haslip

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While it's a shared bill (and rightly so), the chance to see and hear Holdsworth live is the main attraction. Sporting both stereo and 5.1 surround mixes, the sound leaps out of the speakers. With seven cameras, some might suggest that there's a little too much jumping from shot to shot, but there's no shortage of opportunity to watch everyone at work. There's plenty of focus on Holdsworth, delivering his lightning-fast and visceral runs that seem nearly impossible to conceive let alone play, and producing his unique chord voicings that are equally difficult to fathom. There's a reason why Holdsworth has often been imitated but never copied, and any guitarist watching this DVD will see why. Holdsworth's hands simply don't fall on the instrument the way most guitarists' do.

This group will be hitting the road at various times throughout 2007, and Holdsworth will also be touring with a power trio of Wackerman and Johnson, so fans old and new will get a chance to catch him in a live setting from which he's been absent for far too long. The Holdsworth concert DVD that's been long overdue, Allan Holdsworth and Alan Pasqua featuring Chad Wackerman and Jimmy Haslip is just the warm-up: the best is undoubtedly yet to come.

Tracks: The Fifth; Looking Glass; Fred; It Must Be Jazz; Blues for Tony; San Michele; Pud Wud; Protocosmos; Red Alert.

Personnel: Allan Holdsworth: guitar; Alan Pasqua: keyboards; Jimmy Haslip: bass; Chad Wackerman: drums.

Feature: Filmed in high definition at Yoshi's Jazz & Sushi Club, Oakland, CA September 29, 2006. Directed by Eric Dorris. Co-directed by Nathan Batiste. Approximate running time 85 minutes. Aspect ratio: 16:9 (Wide Screen).

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