Blues for Tony: Allan Holdsworth, featuring Chad Wackerman

The brilliant guitarist Allan Holdsworth, accompanied by the equally brilliant pianist Alan Pasqua and bassist Jimmy Haslip – and featuring the compositional creativity of drummer Chad Wackerman. His drumming (for me) displays such maturity and awareness of sonics and timbre, without resorting to drumming gymnastics and unnecessary technical heroics. His drum kit and cymbal sounds are captured here with great clarity. I have said this for many years: someday when I grow up, I want to play like Chad Wackerman.