Red Holloway And Mike Melvoin, Gone


While I was on the road came the sad news that the Southern California jazz community lost two of its stalwarts days apart. The irrepressible tenor saxophonist Red Holloway died last Saturday at a nursing home in Morro Bay on the central California coast, not far Cambria, where he moved more than four decades ago. He was 84. Pianist Mike Melvoin died February 22 at the age of 74. With Cambria as his base, Holloway played far and wide with Clark Terry, Sonny Stitt, Horace Silver and many … [Read more...]