JOHN HOLLENBECK

Avant-Garde Jazz / Progressive Big Band / Nu Jazz / Third Stream / 21st Century Modern • United States
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It’s traditional, when paying compliment to drummers, to draw comparisons with the octopus, implying agility beyond the means of a paltry pair of human hands. But when considering John Hollenbeck, the multi-limbed creature that seems most appropriate to invoke is the mythical hydra; for while Hollenbeck is certainly no stranger to rhythmic intricacy, it’s ideas that seem to spring forth like so many heads, two more arising as one falls away.

Hollenbeck is a composer of music uncategorizable beyond the fact of being always identifiably his. A conceptualist able to translate the traditions of jazz and new music into a fresh, eclectic, forward-looking language of his own invention, intellectually rewarding yet ever accessibly vibrant. A drummer and percussionist possessed of a playful versatility and a virtuosic wit. Most of all, a musical thinker – whether putting pen to paper or conjuring spontaneous sound – allergic to repetition, forever seeking to surprise
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JOHN HOLLENBECK No Images album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
No Images
Avant-Garde Jazz 2001
JOHN HOLLENBECK Quartet Lucy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Quartet Lucy
Avant-Garde Jazz 2002
JOHN HOLLENBECK Joys & Desires (with Jazz Bigband Graz featuring Theo Bleckmann) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Joys & Desires (with Jazz Bigband Graz featuring Theo Bleckmann)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
JOHN HOLLENBECK A Blessing album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Blessing
Avant-Garde Jazz 2005
JOHN HOLLENBECK Refuge Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Refuge Trio
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
JOHN HOLLENBECK Eternal Interlude album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eternal Interlude
Progressive Big Band 2009
JOHN HOLLENBECK Rainbow Jimmies album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rainbow Jimmies
Third Stream 2009
JOHN HOLLENBECK Songs I Like a Lot album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Songs I Like a Lot
Nu Jazz 2013
JOHN HOLLENBECK John Hollenbeck, Alban Darche, Sébastien Boisseau & Samuel Blaser : JASS album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
John Hollenbeck, Alban Darche, Sébastien Boisseau & Samuel Blaser : JASS
21st Century Modern 2014
JOHN HOLLENBECK Songs We Like A Lot album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Songs We Like A Lot
Nu Jazz 2015
JOHN HOLLENBECK All Can Work album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
All Can Work
Progressive Big Band 2018

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