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Live at Yoshi's
Live at Yoshi's
Actors: Alan Pasqua, Allan Holdsworth, Chad Wackerman
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2008     1hr 30min

This DVD is a must have for any Jazz aficionado. With an approximate run time of 90 minutes, every song from this incredible tour is featured. Touring worldwide in 2007, this ensemble is a must see. Captured live in HD ...  more »


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Actors: Alan Pasqua, Allan Holdsworth, Chad Wackerman
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Jazz
Studio: Altitude Digital
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 04/15/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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About time
WillieB | 02/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you've never had the chance to see Allan in concert, or if you just want to hear some great jazz featuring one of the most innovative guitar players ever, jamming with some killer musicians, pick this up.

This is Allan's first approved concert DVD (the initial release was April 2007) and it's about time fans got a professional quality product with spectacular audio (mixes in 5.1 surround and stereo) and video footage that is sharp and clear. The 81-minute disc is phenomenal and there is a good mix of songs, a few written by Tony Williams. There are numerous times Allan is not playing and he's just kicking back listening to the other band members jam. Alan Pasqua is a solid keyboard player and his solos are decent, but for me, he's the weak link in this group. I'm not familiar with the bass playing of Jimmy Haslip but on this performance he burns, and Chad Wackerman, one of my favorite drummers, is tasty, creative, and grooves like a monster. If you think brilliant musicians no longer exist, you need to experience this for yourself. Chances are your jaw will be on the floor throughout the entire performance.

There is a brief pause between the ends of each song, the video fades to black, and the title of the next song appears on the screen, so I'm not sure if the entire show was documented. Unfortunately, the DVD has no extras and it is pricey but highly recommended.
Visual documentation of alien transcripts by Holdsworth
herb | somewhere hopefully | 04/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is just a "must have" for any Holdsworth fan. It is expensive but the quality is incredibe. The other reviewer states that Alan Pasqua is "the weak link"??? Alan Pasqua is brilliant and every solo he takes is stunning!!(amazing really) He gets incredible sounds out of his NORD synth!! Sheer sonic beauty from his synth. Holdsworth has no "weak links" in his bands. Wackerman is killer and under-stated as always and the bass playing is great as well. I had the opportunity to seem Holdsworth live 6 months ago and he was incredible as always. Rather than telling him how great he was when I spoke to him I asked :What did you think of how you played tonight"? He said (exact quote: "I s_ ck_d!".
I shouldn't have been surprised because he is EXTREMELY self-critical but this guy communicates with aliens folks. He is one of the premier guitar beings on this planet. People will study him long after he's gone. A genius working in our lifetime! If you want Holdsworth footage this is the best so far in terms of pro-shot quality. Stay away from that "live at the galaxy" thing. BUY THIS!"
Russ Bellinger | Bradenton, Florida USA | 06/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is - hands down - the best DVD performance of the most brilliant musicians that still exist in the world today. I got chills down the spine watching these guys play and I want to thank them for releasing this concert to the world. Thanks Allan and Alan, Chad and Jimmy. You guys are amazing! I have seen Allan Holdsworth in concert three different times. Once back in the seventies with UK (with Bruford, Wetton & Jobson) and once in the late eighties (with Gary Husband, Alan Pasqua and Jimmy Johnson) and once again in the early nineties (with Chad Wackerman and Jimmy Johnson) and this performance is equal to any of the performances I've seen and still playing at top-notch level. The most amazing thing about this is that they don't even have a fancy light show, nor do they play in large venues (this one's in a sushi bar!). They are quite low key, but deliver something more powerful than few in the world of music can deliver. Just incredible to watch and hear. And no, they don't jump around or shake their bums - they just play! Allan Holdsworth has not lost his touch in all these years and I believe he is even better (if that is humanly possible!) and here his amazing finger work is displayed in all it's glory and for the first time on an official release DVD. I was pleasantly surprised to see Jimmy Haslip playing bass with the band. I got to see Jimmy play back in 95 with the Yellow Jackets and became a big fan. I also have a couple of his solo CDs and have enjoyed them alot. But here he performs above and beyond anything I've heard him play before. Very Jaco-like. And of course Alan Pasqua and Chad Wackerman are incredible. This DVD is something that is a must-own. It is like gold, especially in todays world of sadly bland popular music."
Buy it!
P. Morrison | Chicago | 08/31/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Incredible DVD, buy it. I watched it 5-6 times in the first month I had it. Holdsworth's playing is jaw-dropping, and the band is equally up to task. I had heard of Alan Pasqua (keyboards) but didn't know how talented he was until now. I've been a Chad Wackerman (drums) fan since 'Road Games', and he's fun to watch. Very well filmed and produced DVD, great sound. Watch it with a good sound system. Very happy with this DVD.