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Tim McCulloch

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RIP Allan Holdsworth
« on: April 17, 2017, 12:06:37 pm »

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Re: RIP Allan Holdsworth
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 10:25:09 pm »

Holdsworth passed away yesterday at age 70.  Very nice obit here:

http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2017/04/17/524332013/allan-holdsworth-revered-fusion-guitarist-dies-at-70

I had the privilege and pleasure of mixing him at a local club in the early Nineties. After soundcheck I was amazed to overhear a conversation in which he mentioned he'd taken time off from his guitar-repairing job in the UK so that could tour. At that time I assumed anyone with his talent and acclaim would perform full time.

His approach to guitar -- its sound and expression -- was unlike almost any other. Bruford's One of a Kind is still one of my favorites all these years later.
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Re: RIP Allan Holdsworth
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2017, 12:19:30 am »

I watched a few interviews with Frank Zappa recently and he repeatedly mentioned Holdsworth whenever asked about his favorite guitarists or other musicians he enjoyed.
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Re: RIP Allan Holdsworth
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2017, 12:35:40 pm »

He was one of the reasons I switched from playing bass to learning guitar. Insane talent, lyrical phrasing.
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Re: RIP Allan Holdsworth
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2017, 02:29:56 pm »

And EVH had no idea how Allan was doing what he was doing but Eddie practiced the two handing tapping thing to try and approximate it.

Thing was Allan had such command of harmony that options flowed out of him so creatively.
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Stu McDoniel

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Re: RIP Allan Holdsworth
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2017, 04:31:53 pm »

Holdsworth passed away yesterday at age 70.  Very nice obit here:

http://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2017/04/17/524332013/allan-holdsworth-revered-fusion-guitarist-dies-at-70
I saw that on FB earlier this week and have had YT on and watched a lot of his live stuff.   Really great!  His drummers and bass players have amazing skills as well.
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Re: RIP Allan Holdsworth
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2017, 04:42:20 pm »

Amazing talent. RIP.
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