|Years active 2008-present|
|Genres Progressive rock, Jazz fusion|
Associated acts King Crimson, U.K., California Guitar Trio
Members Pat Mastelotto, Tony Levin, Allan Holdsworth, Terry Bozzio
Similar King Crimson, KTU, The Vicar, Andrew McCulloch, ProjeKct One
Hobolema holdsworth bozzio levin mastelotto portland or 2010 01 04 set 1
HoBoLeMa is an improvisational instrumental supergroup consisting of Allan Holdsworth, Terry Bozzio, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto. The group toured Japan in November 2008, the West Coast of the United States in January 2009 and Europe in April and May 2010. The name "HoBoLeMa" comes from combining the first two letters of each of their last names.
- Hobolema holdsworth bozzio levin mastelotto portland or 2010 01 04 set 1
- Hobolema holdsworth bozzio levin mastelotto portland or 2010 01 04 set 2
- Band members
HoBoLeMa performs shows without any written music, improvising multiple live sets with breaks in between. While most of the drums are improvised and acoustic in nature, Mastelotto uses some electronic drums and audio samples. Bozzio performs on a large drum kit with several gongs. Levin plays the unconventional Chapman Stick and an NS electric upright bass, while Holdsworth improvises jazz guitar solos and droning chords over the top.
In January 2009, GuitarPlayer Magazine interviewed all four members of the group about the process of improvisation, and recorded three excerpts from a show in Oakland, California, and posted them online.