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Re: Allan Holdsworth gone
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2017, 06:39:45 PM »

Hard to believe. May he rest in peace......I saw him several times and would just stand there, with my jaw on the floor, in awe

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Re: Allan Holdsworth gone
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2017, 11:05:47 PM »

One of the great players of our generation.

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Re: Allan Holdsworth gone
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2017, 11:38:00 PM »

Saw him play many times. First time in 1980 when IOU was just out; last time just last year. Always amazing. Got to meet him when he came to dinner at a friend's house & he was a humble, very nice fellow. It's a sad day for sure.
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2017, 01:09:54 AM »

one of the few guitarists to stick with headless designs through the years too :-(
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Re: Allan Holdsworth gone
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2017, 01:15:18 AM »

So sad, a definite influence and example of innovative progress (SynthAxe endorser) his unique way of harmonizing, composing and playing are unparalleled. R.I.P Allan Holdsworth.
By the way, it seems untrue that his family is currently forced to requesting help to cover funeral and burial expenses.

https://www.gofundme.com/allanholdsworthmemorial
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Re: Allan Holdsworth gone
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017, 04:53:34 AM »

Bad news hearing about Allan Holdsworth.  Phew - what a player!  It isn't fair great musicians passing away like this.  I used to have his guitar tone off pretty good, except for the millipede part.  I much preferred him as a rock player, compared to the jazz/rock stuff.

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Re: Allan Holdsworth gone
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2017, 06:31:40 AM »

Huge influence.  If you hear all kinds of my work his ideas sometimes will filter through.  One of my friends is a friend with his daughter Louise and heard the news and it spread quite fast.  Rest in peace Maestro.
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Re: Allan Holdsworth gone
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2017, 10:08:19 AM »

The acoustic tracks on Velvet Darkness changed my view of music. If you loved the opening to Nevermore on UK, check it out. There is a small label called Art of Life that released Holdsworth on 12 string acoustic in a trio that came out the same year as that first UK. I just wanted to put a word in for his acoustic playing.

His genius cannot be overstated, in my opinion, among the best to ever play guitar. He kept me sane growing up/young adult years. I drove as much as 11 hours to see him, just on the slim chance someone I knew who knew someone could introduce me to him.
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Re: Allan Holdsworth gone
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2017, 10:22:04 AM »

He was a master.

In 1976 my drummer in LA  , Cliff Martinez,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Martinez
lent me the Tony Williams Lifetime LP  "Believe it" and my world was never the same.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Believe_It

In 1980 while at Valley Arts, I had the opportunity to meet  Allan Holdsworth, and repair his Hartley-Thompson SS Amp from the UK.
http://www.hartleyelectricmusic.co.uk/hartley-thompson-amps.html

He was in the middle of sessions with EVH when his favorite amp went south.


His influence remains strong   
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Re: Allan Holdsworth gone
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2017, 11:32:08 AM »

Well. like so many, my heart is broken...Had the honor of being the opening act for UK in 1979, and had a lengthy conversation afterward....he was so humble and such a great guy! Here is a video of his last performance.

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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2017, 12:59:38 PM »

What a day so sad, I am consternated, the world will not be the same without you, the mysterious beauty of your work will shine forever.
RIP man, you are one of the really great.

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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2017, 01:28:50 PM »

Huge loss!
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Re: Allan Holdsworth gone
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2017, 06:53:29 PM »

So sad, another guitar idol leaves us. May he RIP.
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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2017, 11:10:43 AM »

does anyone know the organizing principal he used for solos...like Pat Martino and chromatacism?
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« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2017, 03:37:43 PM »

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does anyone know the organizing principal he used for solos...like Pat Martino and chromatacism?

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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2017, 04:38:34 PM »

Here's a rare JPEG of his "crib notes" he used himself with examples of his odd nonstandard notation - very interesting:



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Re: Allan Holdsworth gone
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2017, 09:31:04 PM »








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Re: Allan Holdsworth gone
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2017, 06:34:22 AM »

This is one of the saddest things I've heard in a long time.

I saw him just once at the Jazz Cafe in Camden - we were getting hushed after constantly cheering his solos, for which I make no apology. The man was a legend.

I'll go home now and listen to Atavachron again.
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« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2017, 07:13:19 AM »

Check out his recording rig from 1990 when he was briefly part of Brit funk band Level 42. Recording Guaranteed.





Open valve amp chasis stacked on paramteric!!

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Re: Allan Holdsworth gone
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2017, 12:43:13 PM »



   
Rick Beato is live streaming Holdsworthian Bitonalism.
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« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2017, 07:58:25 PM »

Quote from: Smash link=topic=20720.msg149359#msg149359 date=149278039
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https://www.level42.com/wp-content/uploads/4216.jpg[/img]

Open valve amp chasis stacked on paramteric!!

Photos copyright http://www.patrickeden.co.uk/

Full set on official Level 42 website www.level42.com

Great pics! FYI, that's not a parametric, that's a Pearce G2r a great solid state stereo amp
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« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2017, 11:23:16 PM »



 :)
   
Rick Beato is live streaming Holdsworthian Bitonalism.

 8)

This guy Rick Beato is thick - - - I'm digging into this guy . His comments on bitonalism are really interesting .

Thanks for posting this , "  God Bless & Keep Alan  "  ,

He will continue to influence more musicians .

EZ :

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Re: Allan Holdsworth gone
« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2017, 01:16:49 PM »

I wish Bill Ruppert would chime in here - he once posted somewhere about meeting Allan in the UK - he just looked him up on the phone book or the like! 

Great pics of AH recording "Guaranteed!"
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