RIP: Allan Holdsworth, jazz fusion guitarist of Soft Machine, collaborator with Bill Bruford and Jean-Luc Ponty

RIP: Allan Holdsworth, jazz fusion guitarist of Soft Machine, collaborator with Bill Bruford and Jean-Luc Ponty

From NPR:

Allan Holdsworth, a spellbinding guitarist who influenced generations of jazz and rock musicians with his innovative sound, has died unexpectedly at age 70.

His daughter Louise Holdsworth announced his death on Sunday, prompting an outpouring of grief as well as high praise for an artist who not only changed the guitar, but also created a musical language entirely his own. […]

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