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MP3 Scott Earl Holman - Don't Wake The Kids

Progressive jazz in low volume and controlled environment capitalizing on communication between the players. esoteric but very melodic compositions.

11 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Traditional Jazz Combo, JAZZ: Smooth Jazz

Crumblehead Records presents the release of Scott Earl Holman''s groundbreaking cd ''Don''t Wake The Kids'' (origionally issued Southport Records 1998 in local markets) Remastered for a fresh new sound ! ! ''Don''t Wake The Kids'' (completely re-mastered for this release) is a fresh sound from Chicago and is recieving new attention from those who enjoy artists like Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, etc. It is the subtle and moody answer to Chic Corea''s ''Now He Sings Now He Sobs''. It remains a cult favorite for those in the know. Comprised of all origional material that speaks to the future of jazz. ''Noble One'', may be the most beautiful jazz ballad composition of this decade. This cd opens with ''The Lord''s Cause'' which sets the mood and tone of things to come and features a melody ( in 3/4 time) which, at certain points stresses the second beat of the measure for those who enjoy a challenge. While ''Marching In His Band'' combines complex harmonies and song structure with gentle snare drum rolls. The musicianship is flawless, inspired and futuristic. Scott Earl Holman is a Chicago jazz musician. This trio with Pawel Jarzebski and Rusty Jones continues to raise the bar for progressive jazz, in a low volume, controlled environment.
''Don''t Wake the Kids'' By Marshall Vente
Scott Earl Holman is a fine modern jazz pianist, there is hardly a night that passes without his presence somewhere in the Chicago club scene. He is always "out there" playing into the heart of someone. On this ambitious release Scott abandons the club date repertoire and concentrates on all original music, a very courageous move that makes things difficult in the world of commercial jazz airplay but elevates him to the ranks of serious musician that play and compose equally well. To paraphrase Duke, there is no musician more serious than a jazz musician. Scott''s compositions are strong and all have something to say—a little story to tell. There is a great subtly here, excellent use of the tools of music: expression, dynamics and most of all, a personal identity. I played this CD for three days continuously to hear the real Scott Holman! Joining Scott is the razor sharp rhythm team of bassist, Pawel Jarzebski and drummer, Rusty Jones. Not only are these guys great players, the trio plays as one. This is modern music, with all hands on deck contributing to the lyricism of the tunes, while covering their traditional roles. As always, the Southport Baldwin concert grand is majestic here, an overall fine recording engineered by Joanie Pallatto. There are fine liner notes too, by Larry Smith. Despite the title, we need to wake the kids ... and everyone else too; it''s time to listen to Scott Earl Holman!—MV
LARRY SMITH , FAMED CHICAGO JAZZ DJ(WBEZ 91.5) writes ... Actually, this powerful work of art could be called a tone poem, a jazz mass, or an Ode to God. Pianist-Composer Scott Holman has given us strong, thought provoking, subtle, origional compositions based on the concept of " Don''t wake the kids." Performing with dramatic tension of time and space of Ahmad Jamal, coupled with the strength and provocative ideas of Mcoy Tyner and voicings that tend to rival Bill Evans, Holman displays great melodic invention from start to finish. The session begins with the haunting "The Lord''s Cause." The next selection features the nimble thump of bass master Pawel Jarzebski. Holman''s solo on "the Thought" demonstrates the meticulous performer he is and that his command of the piano forte ranks among the best. "Marching in His Band" is introduced by drum wizard Rusty Jones. His skillful work on the snare drum will surely make you smile. "waiting to See" is an unusual piece. It is a nine-bar composition with a melody stated three times, and allows for no solos. This is followed by an even more unusual piece called " The Smile." It affords bassman Jarzebski a real opportunity to stretch out , to be heard to advantage, or maybe to be https://www.tradebit.com is a two measure tune. Scott Holman is an insightful artist. He has chosen two brilliant musicians who are sympathetic to his cause in this worthy undertaking. Rusty Jones and Pawel Jarzebski perform with great power and precision and are able to compliment anyone''s rhythm section. While you are sitting in your living room enjoying this magnificent work of art, be sure to keep the volume low; that way you not wake the kids. LARRY SMITH All night host of Jazz Forum,WBEZ Chicago,1997
MARTIN BARTELS of the Chicago Tribune "the music is filled with complex structures and poetic dissonances, but never crosses the line into https://www.tradebit.com short it''s beautiful, elegant jazz that fits as easily into private moments as it does into the nightclub format."
FRANK YOUNGWORTH of the CHICAGO READER writes"..Holman seems to be after the delicate balance between exploration and restraint that won (Miles) Davis both critical raves and a sizable audience."
AARHON COHEN wrote for the CHICAGO TRIBUNE," Pianist Scott (Earl) Holman knows that in jazz an intuitive sense of composition can direct seemingly wondrous moments of spontaneity. Thats evident on his impressive trio disc from last year...."
BOB WEINBERG and BARBARA LESTER in MIAMI (City Link Dec. 26,2001).."using modern-jazz voicings , Holman created interest and tension on these spacious and often lyrical compositions; because of their lowkey nature you listen all the more closely."
LIVE PERFORMANCE REVIEWS OF THE SCOTT EARL HOLMAN TRIO -- The following quotes were written in the Chicago Tribune Art''s section.

... HOWARD REICH (friday 23,1994), "With a house rythm section comprising pianist Scott (Earl) Holman, drummer Rusty Jones, bassist Brian Sandstrom, its not difficult to understand why listeners have been turning out. Each is a first rate player in his own right: together , they swing effortlessly, accompanying a different guest each week."

.... Then again HOWARD REICH wrote( jan.7,''94 )" ..no doubt inspired by Jones'' genteel brushwork ,Holmans'' deeply melodic pianism and Sandstroms''penchant for unexpected chord changes."

... Also, (on friday July 15,1994) HOWARD REICH wrote, "With Scott Earl Holman improvising rhapsodically on the piano, Rusty Jones inventing fascinating counter rythms on the drums and Nick Tountas providing a warm yet firm foundation on bass this quartet acquitted itself handsomely."

... Fellow Tribune critic DENNIS POLKOW wrote (fri. july 8,''94) "...house trio of veteran Chicago talent that would be the envy of any jazz club in the country. ....Holman''s solid piano techinique served as the glue that masterfully held the various elements together. The trio opened the evening with an impressive set of it''s own that gave a more prominent role to Holman, who was spotlighted in a latin romp rendition of Chick Corea''s "Steps" and an exquisitely rendered version of "Emily",a la Bill Evans."

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