Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for The Sixteen Men of Tain – Allan Holdsworth on AllMusic – – Coming on the heels of. This is the first new studio release from guitar legend Allan Holdsworth in four years. It features virtuosos Dave Carpenter, Gary Novak and former Zappa. The Sixteen Men Of Tain is a music studio album recording by ALLAN HOLDSWORTH (Jazz Rock/Fusion/Progressive Rock) released in on cd, lp / vinyl.

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He had accomplished competing with a variety of Jazz musicians before. Holdsworth, dipping a bit into his jazz roots, does not take things lying down. The performance of Allan Holdsworth unified to surrounding musicians while basically uniting the organization of Trio is offering the listener indeed splendid flexibility.

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Results cached 12h Items ordered by ending time Showing all 18 items. And when I say masterpiece, I mean a solid album made by a great guitar player. And, the style and the character of the musician who appointed it to the recording of the album might also influence. Search News by title. Holdsaorth meaning and the theme of something might surely be concealed in this album. Even if music to which he often evolved is offered to the listener, the listener can enjoy “Spider Finger” at any time.


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Allan Holdsworth: Sixteen Men of Tain

Above and Below Allan Holdsworth. Risks are still taken– it is, after all, jazz. Dreamy ‘Above and Below’; Boggling ‘The Drums Were Yellow’ where our host switches to a classic hollow-body sound eventually ripping a mean hole in space, soloing like a madman; Lively and tuneful ‘Texas’ is all over the place with Dave Carpenter holding it together like a pro on the upright bass, Allan rocking, and another respite from brassman Fowler.

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Though when I say modern jazz, I am only referring to the time of its release; the song styles are very reminiscent of older jazz.

Dave Carpenter ‘s acoustic bass is a radical departure check out his solo on the title trackas are Walt Fowler ‘s two guest appearances on trumpet. So I guess instead of “modern jazz masterpiece” I should say “recently released album of solid material reminiscent of older jazz made by a great guitar player.

Search Musicians by name. Most start slow, build up moderately as the guitar and drums quicken, and die down again. Sign in or sign up to upload your press release. Password Reset your password. Sign in or sign up to upload your events. Search Articles by musician. Help us identify the world’s top jazz venues. The Drums Were Yellow.

Latest members reviews As a longtime fan of Holdsworth’s work solo and with other groupsI consider this album to be the finest hour of his solo recording career. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. So goes the conundrum of deep artistry and well-earned success: I would like to say that I enjoy San Onofre,and the title track the most, as they keep up the tempo and have the most variety, but it’s also probably a function of their place in the track listing–as the album goes on, the songs just start to feel very similar.


Or, the fact into which the guitar synthesizer has been introduced. The basic theme is that Holdsworth alternates between relatively simple jazz chord-mode and fast rips.


A great little number. The Sixteen Men of Tain.

Flexibility that the melody with which a transparent feeling of “Texas” overflows doesn’t exist in a past work either is shown. Fact with width in expression method.

Yet on his tenth full-length release Mr. It might be an element about which it intentionally thinks from the start for Allan Holdsworth’s producing this album. However, to expand our offerings and develop new means to foster jazz discovery we need your help. And, it is deceased Bass player’s Dave Carpenter now. It’s customary in reviews to describe the songs, but the tunes on this album offer so little variety that they often are indistinguishable.

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