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December 25, 1986 | ZAN STEWART
Red Holloway laughs and says his motto is, "Poverty comes to he who waits." So you can be sure that when he's seeking work as a free-lance jazz saxophonist, the 59-year-old Holloway doesn't sit tight. "No, I'm not the type that can wait for a letter to arrive, telling me if I've got some work," he said, laughing. "No, I get on the phone, so the club owner can tell me 'Yes' or 'No' right then." Holloway bases his seek-work operations in the home he shares with his wife, Sylvia, in Carson.
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September 1, 1999 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Saxophonist Red Holloway remembers the day he joined the Southern California jazz scene. It was the first Monday after he arrived in Los Angeles in late September 1967, and it's memorable because he joined a jam session at a hopping club known as the Parisian Room. Born in Arkansas and raised in Chicago, Holloway already had made something of a name for himself as a spirited saxophonist.
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January 19, 1990 | LEONARD FEATHER
At the Indigo Jazz Club in the Compton Lazben Hotel a new jazz partnership is being tried out this week, as the saxophonist Red Holloway locks horns with the trumpeter Stacy Rowles. Though there had clearly been no rehearsal and the group had no original material to lend it a personal character, the results were generally encouraging.
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April 5, 1993 | LEONARD FEATHER
Red Holloway, a saxophonist with longtime Southland credentials, headlined an invigorating quartet session Friday at the Jazz Bakery. Though capable of generating considerable excitement with his hard-driving mainstream style, chiefly on tenor saxophone, Holloway seemed equally at ease bopping away on an upbeat blues or switching to alto for a gently expressive ballad.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 1999 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Saxophonist Red Holloway remembers the day he joined the Southern California jazz scene. It was the first Monday after he arrived in Los Angeles in late September 1967, and it's memorable because he joined a jam session at a hopping club known as the Parisian Room. Born in Arkansas and raised in Chicago, Holloway already had made something of a name for himself as a spirited saxophonist.
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February 4, 1992 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Saxophonist Red Holloway is bilingual: He's fluent in the musical languages of be-bop and the blues. He played the blues on recordings with guitarist Otis Rush, harmonica player Shakey Horton and the late bassist Willie Dixon for the Chess and Vee-Jay labels in Chicago in the '50s. Then, as house bandleader at the now-defunct Parisian Room in Los Angeles during the '70s and '80s, he worked alongside such notables as Jimmy Witherspoon.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 1993 | LEONARD FEATHER
Red Holloway, a saxophonist with longtime Southland credentials, headlined an invigorating quartet session Friday at the Jazz Bakery. Though capable of generating considerable excitement with his hard-driving mainstream style, chiefly on tenor saxophone, Holloway seemed equally at ease bopping away on an upbeat blues or switching to alto for a gently expressive ballad.
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July 24, 1992 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Name any kind of jazz-related music and you can pretty well bet that Red Holloway's played it. The 65-year-old saxophonist, who plays tonight through Sunday at Maxwell's in Huntington Beach, has done it all from blues to bop and swing. Earlier this week, he flew in from Vienna where was recording with an Austrian group called the Mojo Blues Band, playing boogie-woogie. "It wasn't any problem for me" he said.
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June 2, 1986 | LEONARD FEATHER
Marla's Memory Lane was the scene Friday and Saturday of such a powerful five-star bill that it was hard to figure out how such an expensive show could be assembled. Not surprisingly, it turned out to be a recording session for a Fantasy album. The strong blues orientation was supplied by Red Holloway, Jack McDuff, Shuggie Otis, Eddie (Cleanhead) Vinson and Etta James. Top honors went to Vinson, the singer and saxophonist whose very lack of effort works for him.
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March 30, 1989 | A. JAMES LISKA
Going to hear a quintet fronted by saxophonist Red Holloway and trumpeter Jack Sheldon is a little like settling down to watch a rerun of a favorite television show, or reading for the umpteenth time a favorite novel or poem. While you might be a bit fuzzy on the details, you know the gist of the whole thing and are eager to be impressed again by the quality.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 1992 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Name any kind of jazz-related music and you can pretty well bet that Red Holloway's played it. The 65-year-old saxophonist, who plays tonight through Sunday at Maxwell's in Huntington Beach, has done it all from blues to bop and swing. Earlier this week, he flew in from Vienna where was recording with an Austrian group called the Mojo Blues Band, playing boogie-woogie. "It wasn't any problem for me" he said.
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April 4, 1992
I was quite disturbed by the numerous potshots that were taken by various actors and actresses during the Academy Awards regarding the nomination of "Beauty and the Beast" for best picture. Their remarks attacked the fact that there were no "flesh-and-blood actors." It is quite arrogant to discount the acting done in "Beauty and the Beast" by the talented people who provided the voices.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 1992 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Saxophonist Red Holloway is bilingual: He's fluent in the musical languages of be-bop and the blues. He played the blues on recordings with guitarist Otis Rush, harmonica player Shakey Horton and the late bassist Willie Dixon for the Chess and Vee-Jay labels in Chicago in the '50s. Then, as house bandleader at the now-defunct Parisian Room in Los Angeles during the '70s and '80s, he worked alongside such notables as Jimmy Witherspoon.
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February 5, 1991 | DIRK SUTRO
In the United States, saxophonist Red Holloway often plays small clubs like the Horton Grand Hotel's Palace Bar in downtown San Diego, where he'll appear Friday and Saturday nights. In Europe, though, Holloway and other top jazz players sell out large venues the way major pop bands do stateside. "I just got back from Germany," said Holloway last week. "If I want to make any money, I have to go to Europe. In Europe, they have one-nighters like the rock artists do here.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 1990 | LEONARD FEATHER
At the Indigo Jazz Club in the Compton Lazben Hotel a new jazz partnership is being tried out this week, as the saxophonist Red Holloway locks horns with the trumpeter Stacy Rowles. Though there had clearly been no rehearsal and the group had no original material to lend it a personal character, the results were generally encouraging.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 1989 | A. JAMES LISKA
Going to hear a quintet fronted by saxophonist Red Holloway and trumpeter Jack Sheldon is a little like settling down to watch a rerun of a favorite television show, or reading for the umpteenth time a favorite novel or poem. While you might be a bit fuzzy on the details, you know the gist of the whole thing and are eager to be impressed again by the quality.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 1991 | DIRK SUTRO
In the United States, saxophonist Red Holloway often plays small clubs like the Horton Grand Hotel's Palace Bar in downtown San Diego, where he'll appear Friday and Saturday nights. In Europe, though, Holloway and other top jazz players sell out large venues the way major pop bands do stateside. "I just got back from Germany," said Holloway last week. "If I want to make any money, I have to go to Europe. In Europe, they have one-nighters like the rock artists do here.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 1992
I was quite disturbed by the numerous potshots that were taken by various actors and actresses during the Academy Awards regarding the nomination of "Beauty and the Beast" for best picture. Their remarks attacked the fact that there were no "flesh-and-blood actors." It is quite arrogant to discount the acting done in "Beauty and the Beast" by the talented people who provided the voices.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 1986 | ZAN STEWART
Red Holloway laughs and says his motto is, "Poverty comes to he who waits." So you can be sure that when he's seeking work as a free-lance jazz saxophonist, the 59-year-old Holloway doesn't sit tight. "No, I'm not the type that can wait for a letter to arrive, telling me if I've got some work," he said, laughing. "No, I get on the phone, so the club owner can tell me 'Yes' or 'No' right then." Holloway bases his seek-work operations in the home he shares with his wife, Sylvia, in Carson.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 1986 | LEONARD FEATHER
Marla's Memory Lane was the scene Friday and Saturday of such a powerful five-star bill that it was hard to figure out how such an expensive show could be assembled. Not surprisingly, it turned out to be a recording session for a Fantasy album. The strong blues orientation was supplied by Red Holloway, Jack McDuff, Shuggie Otis, Eddie (Cleanhead) Vinson and Etta James. Top honors went to Vinson, the singer and saxophonist whose very lack of effort works for him.
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