Review: Mark Hollingsworth – Chasing the Sun

For the last week I’ve been trying to find the right words to describe veteran studio saxophonist Mark Hollingsworth’s latest release, Chasing the Sun. I keep going back and re-listening to these well composed, excellently performed, but totally dissimilar 13 tracks. How best to describe what’s on Chasing the Sun; Brecker Brother-ish, Steely Dan like, Tropical, Latin, New Orleans, Exotic, Brazilian, JB Horns, and Romantic ā€“ whew! Hollingsworth is obviously a real talent on sax and flute, and no doubt he has a lot of ideas he wants to share (13 of them to be exact). On his next release, Iā€™d love to see him take one or two of those ideas and expand on them for a full recording ā€“ to create a more consistent listening experience. Four tracks that really stood out are: “High Velocity,” “Chasing the Sun,” “Stowaway,” and “Tropic Breeze.”

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