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Red Holloway interview

Posted on | June 25, 2008 | No Comments

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At 81, tenor saxophonist Red Holloway, has played with a who’s who of jazz and blues legends – Roosevelt Sykes, Muddy Waters, Billie Holiday, Lionel Hampton, and too many others to mention in this brief space. From 1963 to 1966 he was in organist “Brother” Jack McDuff’s band. From 1977 to 1982, he worked with Sonny Stitt, recording two albums, and following Stitt’s death, he played and recorded with Clark Terry.

Holloway’s in town to perform with Vancouver’s Night Crawlers under the direction of drummer Jesse Cahill. The band will then head to the studio on Monday, June 30th to record an album. Cory Weeds took the opportunity to invite Holloway to be his guest on The Wild Years, the CFRO radio program usually hosted by John Orysik, and to talk with Holloway about many facets of his career including his time with Sonny Stitt and Jack McDuff. They also spoke about Red’s experience as a club booker. The interview originally aired on June 24, 2008.

Listen to the interview:

The Night Crawlers featuring Red Holloway (Jesse Cahill drums, Cory Weeds saxes, Dave Sikula guitar, Chris Gestrin b3 organ and Red Holloway, tenor sax) perform at
The Cellar Restaurant and Jazz Club
June 27 and 28, first sets at 8:30pm


In the studio with Jesse Cahill

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