Woke up this morning to the sad news that one of my all-time heroes – Allan Holdsworth – had died.
As many of you know, he played with several fusion bands as well as having a well established solo career. For me, though, the Soft Machine album Land of Cockayne is the one that does it. Absolutely incendiary playing throughout against beautifully melodic songs.
It’s a very accessible album, too: even if fusion is not your thing! If you have it, take it for a spin. If you don’t have it, get it, sit back and enjoy the work of one of the world’s finest guitar players.