John Hollenbeck, "Songs I Like a Lot" (Sunnyside). And then sometimes you simply fall in love. One should always make room. Here is a disc that I spent more than a week literally unable to get out of my machine. I just kept playing it over and over and over like some '70s teen in her bedroom filling her life with every aural nook and cranny of the soundtrack of "Grease." It is, quite simply, the most beautiful jazz disc I have heard in months. Percussionist and brilliant, wildly eclectic jazz composer and orchestra leader John Hollenbeck was commissioned by the Frankfurt Radio Big Band - one of Europe's mind-boggling jazz orchestras - to enlist singers Kate McGarry and Theo Blackmann in the cause of singing gorgeous Hollenbeck arrangements of, well, songs he likes a lot. And what a...
Evansville, Ind. , 81, of Evansville, passed away Monday, February 17, 2014.
He was born in Gibson County, Ind., graduated from Vincennes High School and attended Medical Technician School in Texas. John served in the Army as PFC from 1952 -1955 (active) and 1956-1960 (inactive), where he was stationed at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver, and the 121st Evacuation Hospital in Korea, serving as a Medic. He worked at Crescent Plastics, where he retired as a Fabricator after 31 years. John was a member of Westside Christian Church. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed.
, 75 departed this life on Thursday, Aug, 30, 2007, at his home in Spring Grove, Va., after a lenghty illness.
He was born on Dec. 19, 1931, to the late Aaron and Ida Elliott. A native of Surry County, he retired from Newport News Shipyard after 40 years of service. He was a trustee of the Swan's Point Baptist Church and a charter member of the Spring Grove Gilchrist Hunt Club.