Allan Holdsworth is widely regarded by fans and contemporary musicians as one of the 20th century's most prominent guitarists. He is one of a handful of musicians who has consistently proven himself as an innovator in between and within the worlds of rock and jazz music. Back in 1971, when guitar-god John McLaughlin left Miles Davis and (Tony William's Lifetime) to form the groundbreaking Mahavishnu Orchestra, he was the first to combine the fire of Hendrix-drenched rock with the groove of Coltrane's modal jazz and the ethereal Indian ragas of Ravi Shankar. The critics called it "jazz rock" (of course it was much more) and the result was nothing less than a musical revolution. The Mahavishnu Project launches directly from where the original band abruptly left off. In 2001, this incendiary unit from New York City began performing their unique renditions of music from classic Mahavishnu discs while remaining true to the cutting edge improvs of the original band, and to McLaughlin's stunning compositions.
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