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Well-deserved accolades abound for Bill Holman. Known for his command of multi-themed linear writing. Holman continues to defy pigeonholing. Multi-reed band member Bob Efford says, 'You never know what is going to come out of him but it’s always fresh without seeming to try to be, for lack of a better word, modern.'<br /><br />Bill Holman came to national attention as a tenor saxophone player and, shortly afterward, as a composer and arranger for Stan Kenton in March 1952. Although Bill’s stint with Kenton’s band was short (until November 1953), he continued to contribute compositions and arrangements. Many of these stayed in the Kenton book until the band’s demise in 1979, proving why Bill was, is, and will be considered one of the major forces in he history of American Jazz from the early 1950’s to the early 21st century.<br /><br />Listening to his music, from any era, is accessible and enjoyable on the surface level yet on repeated listening unveils layer of intricacies that keep his music timeless and fresh.<br /><br />Here’s Bill’s tribute to Woody Herman.