Mike Holober and The Gotham Jazz Orchestra: Hiding Out (ZOHO 2019)
After over a decade working as the go-to jazz orchestra composer and arranger on the international scene, Mike Holober returns to his roots with the release of Hiding Out, a double CD featuring The Gotham Jazz Orchestra (GoJO)performing two major original suites.
The Gotham Jazz Orchestra brings together a star-studded roster of New York City musicians. Featured soloists include saxophonists Jon Gordon, Billy Drewes, Jason Rigby, and Adam Kolker, trumpet players Marvin Stamm and Scott Wendholt, guitarists Steve Cardenas and Jesse Lewis, with Mike Holober on piano and Fender Rhodes electric piano.
“The album "Hiding Out" contains many moments of beauty, of melodies that sing and harmonies that ring, with solos that have power and grace. Give this music the time it deserves to enter your mind (and heart) – its rewards are plentiful. Mike Holober & The Gotham Jazz Orchestra have made one splendid musical adventure!”
“Hiding Out is an adventurous, risk-taking, thoroughly well-crafted production that showcases the virtuosity of jazz composer, band leader and pianist Mike Holober. Joining him on this 2 CD-set is his New York based Gotham Jazz Orchestra, in three brilliant, large-scaled, and original big band compositions, and his arrangement of a classic A.C. Jobim tune”
“The stream of sounds that emerge from this taut machine pulse and probe like a unified aqueous body in motion. Holober guides his group with precision, but like an impressionistic painter, he allows for the band to have its own organic aspiration, its own distinct vitality.”
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