My set of tracks honoring Holdsworth

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My set of tracks honoring Holdsworth

Postby scottjonesmusic » Sat May 06, 2017 6:45 am

I put this set together to honor Allan.

I have not spent my life learning his tunes or solos. I haven't even learned any of his actual lines. But what I DID learn from 37 years of listening to him was from internalization of concepts as I perceived them. The reason I didn't go into much depth was that I did NOT want to be him. That....would be impossible, for one. And insane...because I wanted to be me.

So, I committed to memory, everything he played or wrote, as much as I could. And as I grew in my understanding of music, I began to recognize certain things in my own playing coming out as being influenced by him. But by keeping a bit of distance between his actual notes played and my actual notes played, I was able to keep the spirit of things without becoming a copycat.

The main thing I learned from him is to be absolutely, uncompromisingly fearless in staying true to my own personal vision. Any creative person should follow that lead.

These tracks are ones I felt had certain trace elements or overt nods to his language, but aren't necessarily directly influenced. Hope you dig. (click the link for the 10 track set)

https://soundcloud.com/scottjonesmusic/ ... dsworth-my

Allan's daughters, my friends Emily Holdsworth and Louise with Allan and I at NAMM 2017
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Dinner and drinks with Allan. Photo by Louise Holdsworth
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Re: My set of tracks honoring Holdsworth

Postby arahobob » Sat May 06, 2017 11:32 am

Thanks for sharing the music.
A wonderful tribute to a legend.
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Re: My set of tracks honoring Holdsworth

Postby scottjonesmusic » Wed May 24, 2017 10:57 am

arahobob wrote:Thanks for sharing the music.
A wonderful tribute to a legend.


Thank you!

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Re: My set of tracks honoring Holdsworth

Postby Kellameron » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:12 pm

Influence, yes, though you seem intent on purely 128th-note passages. Makes it a bit static - though I tend not to care for 'soloing' jazz-fusion for that reason. You have chops, though.

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Re: My set of tracks honoring Holdsworth

Postby DWG » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:41 am

Hey Scott,

Fantastic playing. Very cool that you knew Allan personally.

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Re: My set of tracks honoring Holdsworth

Postby MarkusB » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:56 am

Hi Scott,
great playing, and very tasteful choices all over the place.

Kellameron wrote:Makes it a bit static


Well if this is a "bit static", I definitely play "lethargic" then :lol:

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Re: My set of tracks honoring Holdsworth

Postby Kellameron » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:34 pm

MarkusB wrote:
Kellameron wrote:Makes it a bit static


Well if this is a "bit static", I definitely play "lethargic" then :lol:



A machine gun sounds about the same to me regardless of what pitches its playing. Dispersing the parts between instruments can help this, though I prefer slower tempi/rhythmic figures anyways.....

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Re: My set of tracks honoring Holdsworth

Postby scottjonesmusic » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:58 am

Kellameron wrote:Influence, yes, though you seem intent on purely 128th-note passages. Makes it a bit static - though I tend not to care for 'soloing' jazz-fusion for that reason. You have chops, though.


I can respect your preference.

Did you listen to more than one track?

Each one is different, so...

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Re: My set of tracks honoring Holdsworth

Postby Kellameron » Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:10 pm

Not that different, lead-wise. You typically pretty quickly get up to fast note values, regardless of the piece's pace. A lot of jazz is like that.

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Re: My set of tracks honoring Holdsworth

Postby arahobob » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:34 pm

Can't say Scotts playing bothers me in the least.
I dig what he brings to the table.
To my ear there's a lot going on musically whether it's fast or slow.
His videos have gotten me into doing more of the hybrid picking thing.
I'm looking forward to whatever comes next.

So again i simply say, thanks for sharing the music!
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2010 Bolt (Candy Red Metallic)
2013 Bolt Plus (Koa)
2016 Black n Blue VSEVEN
2017 TT SCB6

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Some sort of multiscale 6 HSS with RAD ASH
JB Numbers Guitar (July sale has given me the itch!)

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Re: My set of tracks honoring Holdsworth

Postby scottjonesmusic » Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:20 pm

Kellameron wrote:Not that different, lead-wise. You typically pretty quickly get up to fast note values, regardless of the piece's pace. A lot of jazz is like that.


Gotcha.

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Re: My set of tracks honoring Holdsworth

Postby scottjonesmusic » Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:24 pm

arahobob wrote:Can't say Scotts playing bothers me in the least.
I dig what he brings to the table.
To my ear there's a lot going on musically whether it's fast or slow.
His videos have gotten me into doing more of the hybrid picking thing.
I'm looking forward to whatever comes next.

So again i simply say, thanks for sharing the music!


Thanks!! Truly appreciate that!

Working on one of Allan's tracks "Atavachron" at the moment (for my new project) with his keyboardist Steve Hunt, and his last bassist before he passed, Evan Paul Marien, with Snarky Puppy drummer Steve Pruitt.

Another track in production will have Scott Henderson, Damian Erskine and others.

Stay tuned!


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