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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.

Biography

Born: August 24, 1953 in Washington DC

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

An excellent tenor saxophonist with an open mind who is best-known for his hard bop-oriented performances and recordings, Ron Holloway started playing music in the seventh grade. He worked in R&B and funk bands early on, and sat in with such players as Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard, and Dizzy Gillespie. After playing with Gil Scott-Heron during 1981-1988, Holloway (sounding a bit like...
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