Allan Holdsworth group
Allan Holdsworth: guitar
Steve Hunt: keyboards
Jimmy Johnson: bass
Gary Husband: drums
Paradise Rock Club
Boston, Mass. U.S.A.
September 23, 1987
performance quality: A
recording quality: B+
source: master audience tape
runtime: 108:25 (minutes/ seconds)
setlist: 1st set
1. band takes the stage 2:19
2. sand 4:48
3. funnels 7:45
4. band intros :58
5. three sheets to the wind 5:55
6. pud wud 9:06
7. looking glass 8:57
8. devil take the hindmost 11:46 (cuts, spliced at 6:49, tape flip)
9. white line 11:05
10. letters of Marque 17:45 (end applause spliced)
11. Steve Hunt keyboard solo 6:00
12. non-brewed condiment 6:27
13. atavachron 5:33
14. encore: ?improv? 10:00
thanks to zeeker for help with this set list.
Realistic mini-mikes > Sony D-6 cassette deck (dolby off) >
Maxell XLII-S cassettes >
played on tascam 112 into soundforge (wav) >
flac (sb's aligned) > torrentially yours.
It's another installment in glasnostrd19's Jazz Masters Series.
a this and that, you are there, masters of jazz fusion production
from master audience tapes.
Do not sell this recording.
Trade freely, losslessly and gaplessly.
There was a break in this show, sort of 2 sets, this is a strong band and they played
like one in this show. Allan is greatly admired among guitar players in large part
because he is highly skilled, and that is in evidence throughout what I found to be a
tight, solid concert. The crowd liked it too, and their cheers are prevalent, sometimes
during the music, but the presence of all instruments is good and clear in the recording.
The mini mikes are not high-end, but the tradeoff there is I can get them in better recording
position than regular sized mikes, and that makes up for some of that lack of wider frequency
range. These things do better than most expect they would, especially with jazz shows.
I know that given how many people love Allan Holdsworth's guitar playing, and since I have
this master of one of his shows that I've hardly ever played, alot of those people would
want to hear this, so I'm posting it for Holdshands to share, from my master tape.
Even if I had wanted to try using Naka. mikes to record this, I didn't have any yet.
I was about 25 feet from the stage, almost dead center, in You are There Production position.
(gen. adm. no chairs or reserved seating in front of the stage area.)
It sounds nice as it is, so I have not processed it at all, only balanced out the levels
and applied some ICPVR (individual clap peak volume reduction) to the loudest claps between
the songs to make it a smoother listen.
Steve Hunt (the keyboard player) is from Boston, and that may have added some extra
fire to this show.