This CD is dedicated to Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei who is under house arrest for trying to promote the exercise of free speech. I admire his courage and support the cause.
New CD coming soon with jazz great Larry Coryell!
Stay tuned because you won't want to miss this one either!
Chicago Tribune A & E section ( online dec.10 in print edition dec. 11) 2013
NEW JAZZ RECORDINGS FOR CHRISTMAS
Among the best recordings :
Scott Earl Holman with Ira Sullivan : " HE WILL BE IMMANUEL " ( crumblehead )
..... an all-star list of Chicago jazz musicians - including drummer Paul Wertico and guitarist John Moulder - it's no wonder this music piques the ear. These musicians improvise freely and poetically with Wertico's inventive drum work and Sullivan's flights on soprano saxophone and trumpet of particular interest. So this isn't holiday music to hum along with or tap your toe to - it's far to free ranging and exploratory for that......
This is a one of a kind musical experience. Jazz legend Ira Sullivan and Scott Earl Holman use spoken word to tell traditional Christmas Story as seen through 2 fictitious shepherds eyes as they hear the angels and witness those events.
This story is told while great Chicago jazz is being performed with extended solos. Musicians include Mark Colby, Marc Berner, John Moulder, Chris Madsen, Barrett Harmon, Kelly Sill, Brian Sandstrom, Marlene Rosenberg, and 7 time grammy winner Paul Wertico.
broadcast September 11 , 2013 WDCB
Chicago Jazz Revealed is produced by Chicago Jazz Magazine. A must read for the jazz enthusiast.
100 percent of the profits are going to the homeless, hungry and those in serious need.
I've been putting it together since may 2010 and it's finally here !
7 time grammy winner Paul Wertico on drums .
John Moulder on guitar.
Brian Peters on bass.
This recording also features solos by chicago greats
Frank Catalano, and
Chris Madsen .
And then the final icing on the cake is special guest , a world renowned jazz legend ,
Ira Sullivan who not only plays solos but performs the spoken word.
This CD won't disappoint !!
benifit fundraiser for the UNITED WAY
John Moulder - guitar
Scott Earl Holman - hammond organ
Rick Shandling - drums
5101 Washington , Gurnee , Il. 60031
( corner of Washington and Milwakee )
7 till 11 pm
SPECIAL GUEST @ Confetti's
7 PM TILL 11 PM
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5101 Washington , Gurnee , Ill. 60031
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Thank you to Mr. Yasukuni Terashima and Terashima Records .
'Faith And Works' is cut number 5 on....
"Mr. Yasukuni Terashima has written many books in Japan. "Begin to listen to this song in Jazz!", "My favorite 100 albums ", "Listen to new Jazz", and so on." He was approached by Disc Union to assemble his favorite jazz cuts for a compilaton CD . It's success has led to volume 3 and we're glad to be on it !
Join us on a special nite featuring John Moulder.
412 N. Milwakee Ave.
Wheeling Illinois 60090
US 847 243 3700
Ira Sullivan will join us @
PETE MILLERS /in Wheeling
412 N Milwaukee Ave
Wheeling Illinois 60090
US 847 243 3700
Scott Earl Holman hammond organ __ rick Shandling drums
featuring the great multiinstrumentalist
Don't miss this legend ! He's always great !
My first performance with Ira was in 1993 and played with him many times since.
I first saw him perform to a packed house around 1976 in Ft. Lauderdale Fla. at
'Bubba's'. (w/ Guy Viveros drums, Conti Milano bass, Eddie Higgins piano)
Here's some bio....
Sullivan is that rare thing, a true multi-instrumentalist, capable of improvising statements of worth on all his instruments.He played in 50s Chicago with such seminal figures as Charlie “Bird” Parker, Lester Young, Wardell Gray and Roy Eldridge, garnering...
- 'Don't Wake The Kids'
A small masterpiece waiting to be discovered. Scott Earl Holman touches every key with pure magic. The bass & drums embrace the melody & rhythms with sensitivity and grace. This is one album to be cherished. Helen Simons _ JazzXpress Community Radio BayFM 99.9 Australia www.myspace.com/jazzxpress
- 'FAITH AND WORKS'
This 2009 release has an edge that comes out of the colaboration with Paul Wertico (drums) and Larry Gray (bass). The energy between the players and during their solos is blistering. These musicians are risk takers. So hang on and take the ride! Another gem from Scott Earl Holman.
The following is an english translation using free online translator the original german article is below the english. Thank you Dr. Bocker for you kind words.....
(article) Tobias Böcker for jazz platform, Germany Augsburger Allgemeine, Jazz Podium, Jazzzeitung _ jazz platform, jazz newspaper 2009-11-22 04:02:01 His first studio CD since the highly praised 1997 (again recently reissued) disc "Don't Wake The Kids" is faithful to the quiet tones. Larry Gray at the bass and Paul Wertico at the percussion celebrated jointly with Holman on "Faith And communication piano trio jazz pursuing the higher cause", touching, humanly, vulnerable and in a very personal statement of the participants. Only slightly over three hours that three were in the studio, without samples, without arrangements, without any preproduction, however in the confidence on the intuitive power of mutual listening. The determination...
And thanks to Eric Hochberg on bass and - the always great - Paul Wertico on drums. Thank you to my friends for coming out.
Scott Earl Holman Trio
Featuring Eric Hochberg on bass and 7 time grammy winner Paul Wertico on drums
2 shows 8 pm & 10
One Nite Only !!
806 S. Plymouth Ct. Dearborn Station
1 block west from the corner of State & Polk
ChicagoJazz Showcase has been bringing the world's most famous musicians to Chicago since 1947. Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes, Phil Woods, Dave Holland, McCoy Tyner, David Sanches, Pharoh Sanders, Heath Brothers, Danielo Perez, Ira Sullivan, Von Freeman, Eric Alexander, Joey DeFrancesco, Jack Dejohnette .... and the list goes on. Hope you can make it ! !
Saturday February 14 , 2009 VALANTINES DAY @ Andy's piano trio featuring Richie Corpolongo on tenor sax and the great Robert Shy on drums.
all Tuesdays in February & March. ( Except Fat Tuesday 2/24 ) (847) 330-5500 Featuring Brian Sandstrom on bass and Rick Shandling on drums. This is a great, classy room with beautiful Kawai grand piano and state of the art sound system. Jazz is alive and well in chicago
Jim Gailloreto on sax Sat.21st Ted Schmuldt on guitar and Rick Shandling on drums Scott on hammond organ
On February 13, John Moulder will join us on guitar. It will be an Hammond organ trio ) Friday January 9 _ 5pm - 8:30 pm Rob Amster on bass Rick Shandling on drums $10 cover Saturday January 10 _5pm - 8:30 pm Rob Amster on bass Paul Wertico on drums $10 cover Friday February 13 _5pm - 8:30pm John Moulder on guitar Rick Shanding on drums Scott Earl Holman hammond organ $10 cover Saturday February 14 _ VALENTINES DAY _ 5pm- 8:30 pm Rob Amster on bass Robert Shy on drums $10 cover
Scott Earl Holman trio All the mondays in September & October One of Chicago's oldest jazz venues . ( hubbard & state ) 5 pm - 8:30 pm Another great jazz room in Chicago where you can hear national artists as well .
Wednesdays in August TRIO NO COVER Great new jazz room in Chicago. The new 'Pops' on the corner of state & ohio has a wonderful jazz club downstairs with that nice grand piano and wonderful atmosphere.We'll be there all the wednesday nites august 9pm -12am TRIO. aug.6 , aug 13th w/ Larry Gray bass & Rick Shandling drums aug 20, aug 27 Paul Wertico Drums & Larry Gray bass
Scott Earl Holman trio featuring 7 time grammy winner Paul Wertico on drums and Larry Gray on bass. 2pm to 3pm free concert outdoors http://www.wdcb.org/ Location: Lake Ellyn Park 645 Lenox Road (Lenox Road and Linden Avenue) Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 90.9fm WDCB Public Radio and McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage present "Jazzin' at the Lake" FREE This music festival is produced as part of the Glen Ellyn Festival of the Arts.