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Allan Holdsworth

Allan Holdsworth is a British guitarist and composer best known for his work in jazz fusion. Holdsworth has a unique playing style that involves a strong scalar sense, and the prominent use of both arpeggiated and full chords (often awash with delay, chorus and other complex effects), various legato techniques (including a specialised variation of the pull-off, which works more akin to a 'reversed' hammer-on) and delicate use of volume swells to create sounds reminiscent of the horn and saxophone.

Holdsworth

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LPs
Flat Tire: Music for a Non-Existent Movie
2001

The Sixteen Men of Tain
2000

4.3
7 Votes
None Too Soon
1996

3
3 Votes
Hard Hat Area
1993

4.1
7 Votes
Wardenclyffe Tower
1992

4.3
12 Votes
Secrets
1989

4.2
26 Votes
Sand
1987

3.5
7 Votes
Atavachron
1986

3.7
13 Votes
Metal Fatigue
1985

4.3
52 Votes
I.O.U.
1982

3.8
11 Votes
Velvet Darkness
1976

3.8
5 Votes
EPs
Road Games
1983

4
6 Votes
Live Albums
Then!
2003

4.3
2 Votes
All Night Wrong
2002

4.5
4 Votes
Compilations
The Best of Allan Holdsworth: Against the Clock
2005


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