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Alan Holdsworth and Gordon Beck: With A Heart In My Song

Recorded in 1988 and originally issued on vinyl, this album features Holdsworth on the Synthaxe guitar synthesizer and Beck on keyboards. But despite the electronic trappings, it’s fairly easy to distinguish one instrument from the other since Holdsworth’s characteristically long legato lines, frequently horn section-like comping, and volume swells contrast markedly with Beck’s fluent tinkling on keys. Nevertheless, the two approaches fit together like hand in glove.

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