Sunday, January 29, 2012
Flowing Colors of Jazz
This sound desk recording of Allan Holdsworth, my favorite guitarist, playing with Vinnie Colaiuta, one of my favorite drummers, is very very special. They bring out the best in one another. The keyboards and bass are very very fine as well. By the sound of it I'm guessing it's David Hines and Steve Hunt (correct me if I'm wrong).
A magnificent ocean of sound, with that curious, dancing, Debussy-like quality of Holdsworth that is just soaring with pleasure in vibrant space. I fancy that if Zarathustra liked music this would be one of his favorites.
My taste seems to be inclining towards the colorful and the crystalline, at present. Sharp edges, refreshing cuts, cymbalism.