Struttin'

Struttin'

by Ron Holloway
     
 

Although Ron Holloway's second album contains fewer original compositions than his debut (only one, the wiry, Indian-influenced funk "Cobra," as opposed to three), it's actually a more original and compelling album. Released in 1994, Slanted often sounded like a tribute album to Holloway's idols and influences, but the following year's Struttin' is muchSee more details below

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Although Ron Holloway's second album contains fewer original compositions than his debut (only one, the wiry, Indian-influenced funk "Cobra," as opposed to three), it's actually a more original and compelling album. Released in 1994, Slanted often sounded like a tribute album to Holloway's idols and influences, but the following year's Struttin' is much more relaxed and expansive; Holloway's own style, a wide-ranging mix of gutbucket funk and bop cool, is much more in evidence on this selection of standards and newer compositions. The opening "Amazon River" sets the tone with its mellow, percussion-led groove, over which Holloway trades choruses with pianist Kenny Barron. Barron is the album's MVP, also featured to excellent effect on the duet "Where Are You" and the Harold Arlen standard "Come Rain or Come Shine." The album ranges from the Latin crackle of an Afro-Cuban-influenced take on Gene Ammons' "Jungle Strut" (featuring a wicked organ solo by Lonnie Liston Smith) to a simply gorgeous pair of ballads, Tadd Dameron's "Soultrane" and George Gershwin's "How Long Has This Been Going On," but Holloway's full-bodied tone and playful improvisational sense anchor them all. Far better than the tentative Slanted, Struttin' is Ron Holloway's breakthrough album.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/20/1995
Label:
Milestone
UPC:
0025218923828
catalogNumber:
9238

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ron Holloway   Primary Artist,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
John Scofield   Guitar
Lonnie Liston Smith   Hammond Organ
Larry Willis   Piano
Victor Lewis   Drums
Kenny Barron   Piano
Chris Battistone   Trumpet
Steve Berrios   Percussion,Drums
Paul Bollenback   Guitar
Lanar Brantley   Electric Bass
Mac Gollehon   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Gary Grainger   Electric Bass
Marlon Graves   Rhythm Guitar
Scott Peaker   Drums
Lonnie Smith   Hammond Organ
Ray Tilkens   Rhythm Guitar
David Williams   Bass
Broto Roy   Drums,Tabla
Seema Sugandh   Vocals
David Williams   Bass
John Bell   Flute,Sitar,Wood Flute

Technical Credits

John Scofield   Contributor
Larry Willis   Arranger,Contributor
Victor Lewis   Arranger,Contributor
Todd Barkan   Producer
Kenny Barron   Contributor
Steve Berrios   Arranger,Contributor
Mac Gollehon   Contributor
Ron Holloway   Arranger,Producer,Contributor
Mike Krowiak   Engineer
Lonnie Smith   Arranger,Contributor
Ray Tilkens   Engineer
Phil Carroll   Art Direction
David Williams   Contributor
Jon W. Poses   Liner Notes

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