Neil Tesser on Explosion!-
"When [a] musician combines design technique and perspective as Holman does here--well, hang on to your hats."
Neil Tesser, The Examiner
"a Chicago pianist of considerable promise"
Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times
Chicagoan Jim Holman flaunts prodigious chops and a seasoned approach to piano that belies his 23 years on his impressive debut as a leader.
WRIR Richmond, VA radio
....wanted to let you know that the new Jim Holman is a KILLER! Have it programmed to play while I'm gone. Best regards.
In a Blue Mood
Explosion! is a solid debut for Jim Holman and suggests he is a voice we will be hearing more from
Jazz and Blues
Jim Holman is an excellent up and coming piano player with a fine touch on the instrument and an impeccable knack of picking great songs to cover
All About Jazz,
This freshman effort from a tremendous talent is not only a delightful listening experience it is also, hopefully, a portent of greater things to come from this interesting new voice in jazz.
John Barron, The Jazz Word
In-the-pocket comping and blistering single-note lines stand out on this ten-track disc of familiar jazz standards and originals.