Allan Holdsworth 2015

Allan Holdsworth - Sand (1987)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 24, 2015
Allan Holdsworth - Sand (1987)

Allan Holdsworth - Sand (1987)
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Cream Records, CR 290-2 | ~ 241 or 106 Mb | Scans Included
Fusion / Free Jazz / Space-Age

Brit guitar hero Allan Holdsworth, ex of the Soft Machine, Gong, U.K., and Bill Bruford and Annette Peacock's solo projects, has been wildly inconsistent when it comes to his solo projects. Completely bonkers for technology, he's employed every gadget he can get his hands on own records, and has gotten results that range from the near sublime to the kind of dross one usually associates with prog excess…
Allan Holdsworth, Alan Pasqua, Jimmy Haslip, Chad Wackerman - Blues For Tony (2009)

Allan Holdsworth, Alan Pasqua, Jimmy Haslip, Chad Wackerman - Blues For Tony (2009)
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2CD | Moonjune, Records MJR029 | ~ 618 or 214 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 32 Mb
Fusion / Free Jazz / Jazz-Rock

When drummer Tony Williams died of a heart attack on February 23, 1997, at the relatively young age of 51, it was a tremendous loss for straight-ahead post-bop and hard bop as well as for fusion. Williams had numerous acoustic jazz credentials (including his contributions to Miles Davis' legendary mid-‘60s quintet), and his band Lifetime was one of the most important fusion outfits of the ‘70s. The late drummer's fusion side is what electric guitarist Allan Holdsworth, electric bassist Jimmy Haslip (of Yellowjackets fame), keyboardist Alan Pasqua, and drummer Chad Wackerman pay tribute to on Blues for Tony, an excellent two-CD set that was recorded live in 2007…

Allan Holdsworth - All Night Wrong (2002)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 20, 2015
Allan Holdsworth - All Night Wrong (2002)

Allan Holdsworth - All Night Wrong (2002)
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Columbia, 511226 2 | ~ 374 or 132 Mb | Scans(png) -> 77 Mb
Fusion / Free Jazz / Jazz-Rock

Guitar hero Allan Holdsworth often performs with his peers. Such is the case with this live setting recorded at a venue in Japan during a 2002 tour. On this release, the guitarist leads a trio featuring longtime musical associates, drummer Chad Wackerman, and bassist Jimmy Johnson…
Anders Johansson, Jens Johansson and Allan Holdsworth - Heavy Machinery (1996)

Anders Johansson, Jens Johansson and Allan Holdsworth - Heavy Machinery (1996)
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Heptagon Records, HECD-011 | ~ 369 or 175 Mb | Scans(png) -> 104 Mb
Fusion / Free Jazz / Jazz-Rock

Heavy Machinery is a collaborative studio album by guitarist Allan Holdsworth, keyboardist Jens Johansson and drummer Anders Johansson, released in 1996 through Heptagon Records (Sweden)…

Allan Holdsworth Group - Then! (2004)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 16, 2015
Allan Holdsworth Group - Then! (2004)

Allan Holdsworth Group - Then! (2004)
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Cream Records, CR 750-2 | ~ 384 or 143 Mb | Scans Included
Fusion / Free Jazz / Jazz-Rock

~ Recorded live in Tokyo, May 4-6, 1990 ~
Allan Holdsworth - Against the Clock: The Best of Allan Holdsworth (2005)

Allan Holdsworth - Against the Clock: The Best of Allan Holdsworth (2005)
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2CD | Cream Records, CR 780-2 | ~ 871 or 314 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 60 Mb
Fusion / Free Jazz

Allan Holdsworth's guitar prowess is well known in music circles, but he remains something less than a household name. His large and sometimes uneven discography has floated in and out of print, making it difficult for curious listeners to know where to start. Against the Clock is a double-disc collection taken from nine different albums, dating back to 1984…
Allan Holdsworth & Gordon Beck - With a Heart in My Song (1988)

Allan Holdsworth & Gordon Beck - With a Heart in My Song (1988)
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JMS, JMS 044-2 | ~ 227 or 103 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 53 Mb
Fusion / Free Jazz

Recorded in 1988 and originally issued on vinyl, this album features Holdsworth on the Synthaxe guitar synthesizer and Beck on keyboards. But despite the electronic trappings, it's fairly easy to distinguish one instrument from the other since Holdsworth's characteristically long legato lines, frequently horn section-like comping, and volume swells contrast markedly with Beck's fluent tinkling on keys. Nevertheless, the two approaches fit together like hand in glove…

Allan Holdsworth & Gordon Beck - The Things You See (1980)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Dec. 5, 2015
Allan Holdsworth & Gordon Beck - The Things You See (1980)

Allan Holdsworth & Gordon Beck - The Things You See (1980)
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2007 | JMS, JMS 048-2 | ~ 216 or 115 Mb | Scans Included
Fusion / Free Jazz

The Things You See is a collaborative studio album by guitarist Allan Holdsworth and pianist Gordon Beck, released in 1980 through JMS–Cream Records. Both The Things You See and Beck's 1979 album Sunbird were reissued together as a compilation in 1989 (with the omission of "Flight" from Sunbird) and again in 1994 (including "Flight")…
The Mark Varney Project (MVP), Allan Holdsworth & Frank Gambale - Truth in Shredding (1990)

The Mark Varney Project (MVP), Allan Holdsworth & Frank Gambale - Truth in Shredding (1990)
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Tone Center, TC 40302 | ~ 377 or 132 Mb | Scans(png) -> 52 Mb
Fusion / Free Jazz

MVP stands for the Mark Varney Project. He has been a longtime recruiter of guitar speed demons such as Yngwie Malmsteen and Tony Macalpine. Here he brings together accomplished and established players. It is a very intense fusion recording that can be an intimidating listen both in terms of technique and the consistent intensity maintained throughout…
Danny Thompson, Allan Holdsworth, John Stevens - Propensity (1978)

Danny Thompson, Allan Holdsworth, John Stevens - Propensity (1978)
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2009 | Art Of Life, AL 1038-2 | ~ 164 or 62 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 45 Mb
Fusion / Free Jazz

Art of Life Records is pleased to present a previously unreleased recording by three legendary British musicians. Bassist Danny Thompson (Pentangle, John Martyn, Tubby Hayes, Bert Jansch, Richard Thompson), guitarist Allan Holdsworth (Igginbottom, Nucleus, Tempest, Soft Machine, Gong, Bruford, U.K., Tony Williams New Lifetime) and drummer John Stevens (Spontaneous Music Ensemble, Tubby Hayes, Derek Bailey)…