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Bill Hollis: Best of Bill Hollis

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Songwriter and pianist William Odell (Bill) Hollis passed away three years ago leaving behind a legacy of 175 original tunes. Best of Bill Hollis on the Blujazz label collects eight of these from two different sessions from 1983 and 1985. The former is recorded with a trio in Bristol, Pennsylvania and the latter with a quartet in Manahawkin, New Jersey.A suave musician, Hollis plays with deceptively simple elegance making each note count. The unabashedly romantic “Love Will Bloom" for example is built upon effervescent trio refrains and vamps. His percussive chords delightfully embellish the melody while tastefully eschewing ...



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