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The New Tony Williams Lifetime: Million Dollar Legs

Guitar Player, January 1977

Don Menn

Allan Holdsworth assumes the lead guitar role in this percussionist's latest jazz-rock gathering. He whomps out big, ragged-edged chords, and he flings happy fills under the beak of keyboardist Alan Pasqua who pecks them right up and flies away with them. Holdsworth must have practiced scales for most of a previous life to achieve his speed and accuracy. Although fast, he is controlled, circling rather than fleeing too far from central tones, and he never substitutes virtuosity for taste, beauty, or funk. Neither does anyone else in this tight, wholly satisfying foursome. Columbia Records, PC 34263.

Transcribed by Per Stornes
Updated: February 1, 2001
Scheduled update: None

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