Artist: Allan Holdsworth
Search Term: "Lanyard"
Well, I suppose it was inevitable that someone would invent smooth jazz fusion, combining the unmoored improvisation of fusion with the milquetoasty and immediately tiresome tones of smooth jazz. The result is a lot of gloppy tunelessness that doesn't even possess the saving grace of freewheeling momentum, since the instruments' timbres are disgustingly timid. I know this description sounds like it might be kind of a funny idea for some sort of jazz parodist, but as this live recording concludes with enraptured applause and is not flecked with the crowd's belly laughs along the way, it appears Allan Holdsworth actually means it, please stop it Allan Holdsworth please please stop oh it burns stop it why.
I'm going on vacation for a couple weeks, so there won't be more posts here until the week of the 23rd... or ever, if something zany happens to my plane in midair! The point is I'm not just being lazy this time and I have an excuse for not updating. Have a good two weeks, Amanda!