Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Incredible three piece
Vincent B Leonberger | Chantilly, Va USA | 07/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD just burns. Bill Connors had been around a long time, playng with Chick Corea ( he was Chicks first guitarist)and Stanley Clarke. This CD is nothing like the Chick Corea stuff. Many people compare his style to Allan Holdsworth, and there are some similarities, but there are also many differences. What is similar are the chord structure that they both use. As far as soloing goes, I think that Allan is much more creative , but Bill is still pretty darn good. The supporting musicians are what make the CD so good. Kim Plainfield is just an awesome powerhouse drummer and that really keeps the music flowing. I have several of Bill Connors albums and I would have to say that this one is my favorite with Step it and Assembler right behind. If you love instrumental jazz/fusion, you are going to love Bill Connors."
Is This Holdsworth? Or...
Marlon Hill | des moines, iowa USA | 02/21/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This music and Bill's guitar playing sound too much like Allan Holdsworth. In fact it sounds exactly like Allan Holdsworth. Don't get me wrong, I love that sound, but it seems kinda odd that an established guitarist would want to sound just like somebody else. Enough of that. This cd is full of great music and should be appreciated by all those who love great guitar."
Total guitar mastery
E. Minkovitch | Montreal, Quebec | 12/01/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yeah, all the reviewers got it right. This is a fusion classic, simply great playing and quirky, memorable compositions. Bill Connors is not just a finger-busting fretboard speedfreak, he is an intelligent, melodic improviser with amazing technique. Bill Connors plays all parts here, harmony, melody and solo, supported by a rock-solid rhythm section.
I would never guess at what he was capable of while with Return to Forever, not having heard his later work, like this album. It's hard to compare him against Al DiMeola, but I'd say he has a more versatile and robust technique, and an ear for melody. Definitely a must in any fusion collection."