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 TimesChicagoan 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 radioMike Gourrier....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 MoodExplosion! is a solid debut for Jim Holman and suggests he is a voice we will be hearing more fromJazz and BluesJim 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 coverAll About Jazz,Hrayr AttarianThis 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 WordIn-the-pocket comping and blistering single-note lines stand out on this ten-track disc of familiar jazz standards and originals.
CDs on Delmark Records
Interview with Ira Sullivan