September 1, 1999 |
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.
February 4, 1992 |
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 27, 2012 |
Red Holloway, a tenor and alto saxophonist who was one of Los Angeles' most highly regarded jazz artists for more than four decades, died Saturday in San Luis Obispo. He was 84. The cause was kidney failure, complicated by several strokes, according to family spokeswoman Linda Knipe. Holloway's career reached from the post-World War II arrival of bebop to 21st century jazz fusion. Whatever genre he played, the powerful muscularity of his sound, combined with his propulsive sense of swing, consistently made him one of the most listenable tenor saxophonists in jazz.
April 5, 1993 |
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.
July 24, 1992 |
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.
June 2, 1986 |
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.