Englishman Allan Holdsworth is one of the most highly respected guitarists of the past several decades, cited by legions of fellow players, including Eddie Van Halen, as a major inspiration. Holdsworth first came to prominence in the New Tony Williams Lifetime band of the mid-1970s, and while Holdsworth has most often remained close to his jazz-fusion roots, he's also had stays in the groups U.K. and Level 42. Tonight's show at Hollywood's King King is his first in Los Angeles in two years. He's joined by fellow virtuosos Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets) on bass and Australian Virgil Donati, often cited as having the best feet of any drummer in the world; Holdsworth recorded with Donati on the terrific 2007 album Quantum by Planet X.
Tue., Aug. 26, 9 p.m., 2014
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