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by Ron Holloway
 
Tenor saxophonist Ron Holloway has a large tone slightly similar to Stanley Turrentine's and an adventurous style. He was a member of one of Dizzy Gillespie's last combos and, in the 1990s, led a series of dates for the Milestone label. This set is mostly straight-ahead jazz, often with funky rhythms

Overview

Tenor saxophonist Ron Holloway has a large tone slightly similar to Stanley Turrentine's and an adventurous style. He was a member of one of Dizzy Gillespie's last combos and, in the 1990s, led a series of dates for the Milestone label. This set is mostly straight-ahead jazz, often with funky rhythms, including the bebop standard "Hot House." Among the better selections are a remake of Lee Morgan's "The Sidewinder," Sonny Rollins' "The Everywhere Calypso," and a duet with guitarist Paul Bollenback on "You and I." Organist Joey DeFrancesco stars among the supporting cast. There is also a boppish version of "How High the Moon" and a jam on the Ron Carter bluesy "81," one of several songs that has a spot for trumpeter Chris Battistone. Two vocals by Gil Scott-Heron (a throwaway "Is That Jazz?" and "Blue Collar") are departures, and the closing number, "The Pulse," was Holloway's attempt to record rap with a positive message, although it falls short. Otherwise, this is an excellent effort.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/25/1996
Label:
Milestone
UPC:
0025218925723
catalogNumber:
9257

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Performance Credits

Ron Holloway   Primary Artist,Tenor Saxophone
Mark Wenner   Harmonica
Alex Jones   Vocals
Chris Battistone   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Paul Bollenback   Guitar
Tommy Cecil   Bass
Joey DeFrancesco   Organ,Hammond Organ
Vince Evans   Keyboards
Byron Landham   Drums
Vince Loving   Bass,Electric Bass
Gil Scott-Heron   Vocals
Rodney Youngs   Drums
Pye Williams   Guitar
John Bell   Sitar
Rachel-Ann Cross   Vocals,Background Vocals
Erik "Shorty Bones" Jones   Vocals
Jaqui MacMillan   Vocals,Background Vocals
Neeta Ragoowansi   Vocals,Background Vocals
Sunny Sumpter   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ed Eastridge   Engineer
Nancy Hamilton   Composer
Ron Holloway   Producer
Eric Jones   Contributor
Bret Primack   Liner Notes
Rodney Youngs   Contributor
Greg Hartman   Engineer
Phil Carroll   Art Direction
Kevin Wait   Engineer
Morgan Lewis   Composer

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