According to the old saying, the only certain things in life are death and taxes. So it is somewhat ironically fitting that Allan Holdsworth transcended his mortal existence on, of all days, what is normally Tax Day in the United States of America. Thursday, April 15, 2021, marks four years since the world lost the pioneering jazz/rock fusion guitar legend. He was 70 years old.
In addition to his critically acclaimed solo discography, which is available on The Best of Allan Holdsworth: Against the Clock (2005), Eidolon: The Allan Holdsworth Collection (2017), and The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever! The Allan Holdsworth Album Collection (2017), his unequaled and unparalleled guitar playing is featured on his frequent drummer Chad Wackerman’s solo albums Forty Reasons (1991), The View (1993), and Dreams, Nightmares, and Improvisations (2012), which is the last recording of original material by Holdsworth before his passing.