Mad Love traverses a broad palette, with a mix of originals and expertly arranged, well-known tunes. Hollingsworth has many talents, all on display on ISH. From writing to arranging to singing and, most importantly, a valuable instrumentalist in the trio. ISH is a worthy listen throughout, and one I hope brings more attention to this talented artist.
-Elberton Cisnero, 5FingerReview
ISH is a gem of a recording that highlights Hollingsworth’s effusion of ideas. The trio has a robust communicative approach that executes each track with strong confluence. ISH is a varied journey of jazz mixed with strong songwriting that is typically found in the Americana genres. Hollingsworth takes that idea and imprints it well into the jazz idiom with modern-day tonalities and rhythms. A welcomed change from the standard swing fare.
-Jeff Becker, Jazz Sensibilities
"An extremely mature outing, ISH is a feel good record where plenty of sophisticated genres are touched on, as Hollingsworth’s flawless pipes are complemented by strong musicianship."
"ISH" is an adventurous jazz album from a band that imbues the elements of Americana and Rock in a jazz format that has all the features of Modern Jazz with accessibility to switch to a wide audience, yet retains its jazz roots.
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