Born: September, 1961
A passionate musical thrill seeker, Chasing the Sun is the powerful expression of Mark Hollingsworth's lifelong mission to search for the best in music from every style around the world. The result is a fresh, clear sound that dares to push the boundaries of contemporary music itself. Having worked with a broad array of legendary artists from Santana to Luther Vandross, Alice Cooper to Stevie Wonder, Hollingsworth has indeed explored the world.
A first-call session player and magna cum laude graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Hollingsworth has recorded music for movies, television and cartoons in settings from symphony orchestras to jazz combos....
Hollingsworth has delivered a contemporary jazz album that possesses a level of intelligence way above the norm.
‘Chasing The Sun’ sets Mark Hollingsworth apart as someone who is daring to be different. Consequently it’s refreshing that the album is catching the attention of traditional jazz stations as well as those of contemporary and smooth jazz persuasion. Given that several have already added three or more tracks to their play-lists, the chances are Hollingsworth is set for quite a 2008.
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...