Saw him life some weeks ago in the Netherlands. He was playing chords I have never heard in my life played by any guitarplayer. He is fabulous! Also his band with Jimmy Haslip, Alan Pasqua and Chad Wackerman. Why are such incredible musicians so underestimated by the public scene?
By the way, in the public I met a nice guy from Finland. He made a special travel to the Netherlands to visit only this concert. "Now I can die " was only his answer.
>>By bluebert (Saturday, 29 Apr 2006 09:18)
Why are such incredible musicians so underestimated by the public scene?
That's actually quite an interesting thought isn't it? Clearly there are a number of remarkably talented musicians playing jazz/classical/experimental/etc stuff who the machinery of the popular music industry has not found a way to exploit commercially. The closest you see to creation of "fame" in terms of someone like Holdsworth might even be the number of manufactuers who appeared to love him using their musical kit!
Hmmmmm .... You have prompted to me to dig out my vinyl copy of "Metal Fatigue" tho..... Well Done! :)
>>By planet ear (Saturday, 29 Apr 2006 18:11)
I think one nice thing that can be said of Eddie Van Halen when he was more lauded as a guitar-player was that he was always very generous towards AH in interviews quoting him as an aspirational influence etc and did TRY to get his stuff into wider circulation....
>>By planet ear (Saturday, 29 Apr 2006 18:15)
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