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Holodiloff, Dave / Dave Holodiloff Band
Album:Dave Holodiloff Band Collection:World
Artist:Holodiloff, Dave Added:08/2016
Label:Self-Release 

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Add Date:2016-08-08 Pull Date:2016-10-10 Charts:Reggae/World
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Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2016-08-07 
Dave Holodiloff, Monterey-based mandolin player as well as composer, bandleader and multi-instrumentalist has put together a talented group of local musicians and composed and arranged lively tunes which show off each player and instrument to advantage; half jazz/half world

NO FCC's; all instrumental; all tracks are good; Favorites 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11

*1-Foggy Coast (3:35) mandolin fronts in lively Celtic type tune; nice fiddle & bass, flute comes in; then instruments subtract, nice punch at end

2-Swing and Spice (3:28) - lots of nice fiddle work, punctuated with mando and horn flourishes

*3-Stone'sThrow (3:06) – mandolin-heavy jig with fiddle and horn echoes;

4-Growing Rains (3:19) – lots of percussion on this one to simulate the rainfall; jazz-inspired

*5-Ritual Nectar (4:47) – guitar lead-off with percussion; eastern inspired with minor key modulations; nice guitar vamp with flute over it

**6-Softly Swirling (5:29) – slower with piano chord progression leading into horns plus mandolin, beautifully textured; treble mandolin chords especially pretty

7-Hobie's Reel (3:52) – starts slower, more mysteriously with fiddle notes bending; segues to fast reel; then jazz idea of a reel; then back to straight reel

*8-Itsy Bitsy Gypsy (3:03) – bass throws out the tune; mando follows; other instruments kick in; feels like jazz

9-Indian Summer Samba (4:57) – choro-sounding music with flute and catchy strings

10-Rattlesnake Rhumba (3:38) – mandolin out in front on this romp

**11-London Bridge Breakdown – (4:25) – brief cacophony and then a serious intro to a minor key London Bridges that gets broken down every which-way

12-When the World Sleeps (4:06) – one of the few slower tracks; piano starts off melody; violin takes it up sweetly; then flute while piano and percussion keep time

13-Reel Dreams (5:00) – lively mando playing, backed by guitar; fiddle comes in; last flute & bass

Track Listing
1.Foggy Coast 7.Hobie's Reel
2.Swing And Spice 8.Itsy Bitsy Gypsy
3.Stone's Throw 9.Indian Summer Samba
4.Growing Rains 10.Rattlesnake Rhumba
5.Ritual Nectar 11.London Bridge Breakdown
6.Softly Swirling 12.When The World Sleeps
 13.Reel Dreams