Rick Holland Quartet
The goal of his quartets and trios is not to sound original or innovative, but to play swinging melodic Jazz! Rick patterns his playing after his most favorable players, such as: Chet Baker, Miles Davis, and Art Farmer. Rick idolized the men when he was younger, and his goal is to play accessible music for his audience. Rick’s Quartet CD’s all reflect this philosophy in recording. His reliance on the masters remains his most important goal!
I find it very important in todays jazz environment that a player of Rick Holland talent gets heard and recognized because he carries on a tradition of swing and melodic playing that I consider most important in jazz.