So, my thanks to Ali for looking after the trees for a couple of weeks. I must catch up with the music when I get the time.
Anyway, I had two candidates for this week but I couldn’t make my mind up who to pick, so in the end I tossed a coin. The loser will feature next week,unless someone else pops into my head.
This week’s starting point is a real virtuoso, someone who has played with a huge variety of different musicians and bands but who has always set amazingly high standards and stretched what can be done with the electric (and acoustic) guitar. I don’t think he will be to everyone’s taste but there are clear links via some of the bands he’s played with to other acts who might be more mainstream. The world is your mollusc, as the late Terry Pratchett used to have his characters say in the Discworld novels.
Anyway, my choice this week is the jazz-fusion guitarist Allan Holdsworth.
Here, to kick things off is a track from the 1975 album “Bundles” by Soft Machine.
Hopefully I’ve got the hang of links to the playlist now, so here it is. The link should open in a new tab.