POPMATTERS:
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble Produces Some Kind of Magic on 'All Can Work'

POPMATTERS: John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble Produces Some Kind of Magic on 'All Can Work'

BY WILL LAYMAN

"All Can Work is the most wide-ranging and impressive recording yet by the Large Ensemble. Hollenbeck dedicates it to several artists he loves, but notable among them are Billy Strayhorn, the great composer and Ellington collaborator, and Bob Brookmeyer, who served as mentor and teacher to Hollenbeck in the field of composition and arrangement. Throughout All Can Work, their voices always seem to hover, either in the allure of the melodies or in the magic way in which the arrangements seem luminous and fresh even on repeat listenings."

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