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Allan Holdsworth @ 70: Five Of The Best

There’s an alternative, fantasy version of the BRITS Lifetime Achievement award where true artists like Allan Holdsworth get the recognition they deserve from their native music industry. There would also be gongs for Courtney Pine, Gary Crosby, John McLaughlin, Django Bates, Julian Joseph, Gary Husband, Bill Bruford and a few others. Of course that’ll never happen, […]

Rescued From The Vaults: Jan Hammer’s The First Seven Days

Jan Hammer has had one of the strangest careers in music. A gifted jazz piano prodigy, he started out backing up Sarah Vaughan before tearing off the top of his Fender Rhodes and playing some brilliantly deranged stuff with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra. He then featured on some great jazz and fusion albums of […]

Rescued From The Vaults: Johnny McLaughlin Electric Guitarist

  The 1970s were made for such an eclectic and open-eared musician as guitarist John McLaughlin. As blues, rock, free jazz, Eastern scales and psychedelia merged at the end of the previous decade, McLaughlin was perfectly placed to cash in with his distinctive brand of fusion and the world was ready to listen. Cutting his […]

Album Review: Corea, Clarke And White’s Forever

Return To Forever were one of the most popular bands to emerge from the post-Bitches Brew jazz/rock scene in the early-’70s, featuring two Miles sidemen in keyboardist Chick Corea and drummer Lenny White as well as bass innovator Stanley Clarke and guitarists Bill Connors and Al Di Meola. A successful reunion tour in 2008 featuring […]