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Allan Holdsworth: Road Games

Read "Road Games" reviewed by John W. Patterson

Short but sweet . . . This 24:17 length re-release, never before on CD, 80's era solo effort originally appeared as an EP, (extended play), vinyl release. It is a unique mix of great vocals with a more rocking, bluesy jazzy, quasi-mainstream, song-themed, balladic thrust. This release showcases Holdsworth playing less “out there." Don't get me wrong — the guitar is amazing, multi-voiced, fusion-fired, ethereally chorded, delightfully crystalline-clear-note flourished, and swooningly embellished. Then add in the vocals of Jack Bruce ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Allan Holdsworth: Road Games

Read "Road Games" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Short but sweet . . . This 24:17 length re-release, never before on CD, 80's era solo effort originally appeared as an EP, (extended play), vinyl release. It is a unique mix of great vocals with a more rocking, bluesy jazzy, quasi-mainstream, song-themed, balladic thrust. This release showcases Holdsworth playing less “out there”. Don't get me wrong -- the guitar is amazing, multi-voiced, fusion-fired, ethereally chorded, delightfully crystalline-clear-note flourished, and swooningly embellished. Then add in the vocals of Jack Bruce ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Allan Holdsworth: Sixteen Men of Tain

Read "Sixteen Men of Tain" reviewed by John W. Patterson

Allan Holdsworth's Sixteen Men of Tain is mellow, measured, and melancholy. This is that quiet woodlands walk at dusk or being alone at dawn in the mists of a forgotten moor, type of jazz wonderland. Holdsworth has stayed with his comfortable, even-handed “flow" and gently restrained ways as on None Too Soon and Secrets. His Synthaxe work appears again in several compositions with that Sand feel. The jazz rock, fired-up, effusive fusion is kept at bay but Holdsworth's incredible legato, ...


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