Considered to be one of the world's greatest drummers and percussionists, Milton Holland raised in
Chicago where he began his professional music career in 1929 playing primarily Jazz drums as well as
all percussion. Milt was also a staff musician at CBS from 1941 to 1946. After being on the road with
Raymond Scott he moved to Los Angeles in 1946 where began an illustrious studio career that spanned
more than half a century.
During the early years in Los Angeles, Milton was very influential in the desegregation of L.A.'s
Professional Musicians, Local 47, a fact that had always made him very proud.
Milton was often referred to by his peers as a "Musician's Musician" and recorded with everyone from
Leonard Bernstein, Elmer Bernstein, Laurindo Almeda, Lalo Schifirn, Raymond Scott, Frank Sinatra and
Bing Crosby to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones to mention just a few.
He was also responsible for bringing such exotic instruments as the Tabla to western recordings for the
very 1st time after his early studies at UCLA and in India (from 1963 through 1978 with tabla master
Chatur Lal, Ramnad Easwaran and others)