Famous jazz saxophonist dies at 84
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James ‘Red’ HollowayJames “Red” Holloway, a noted saxophonist who played with the greats from the big band era through bebop, blues, R&B and modern jazz, died on Feb. 25 in California, Huffingtonpost reported. He was 84.
His manager, Linda Knipe, said the Cambria resident died on Saturday at a care home in Morro Bay from kidney failure and complications of a stroke.
During a career that spanned nearly seven decades, Holloway’s versatility and driving swing style kept him much in demand. He performed with legends such as Billie Holiday, B.B. King, Lionel Hampton and Aretha Franklin.
He played for jazz fans around the world and performed in Europe as late as last October.
“Music to me is music,” he told Jazz Journal International some years ago. “I really don’t care what kind it is. I just try and figure out how I can make that particular type of music swing. That’s what is important.”