Saturday, November 12, 2011

CD Review - The American Rag

Recently I received a surprise in my mailbox - a copy of this review of my lastest recording:"Happiness ... A Thing Called Jazz" (by Cam Miller in the American Rag, Sept, 2011 edition). I got to know Cam, a little, when I was touring with the Midiri Band, a few years ago. He made it clear that he was connecting with what I was doing. Actually (in person) he called me a "monster" (meant as a compliment), but I was never comfortable running with that. Now, in print, he comes close, having given me the gift of this (composite) phrase: Pianist Joe Holt is a soloist extrodianare, an intense musician with teriffic chops (who) shows you he means business. Thanks Cam!

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