Os Place Jazz Magazine
by D. Oscar Groomes
Kathleen Hollingsworth – Mad Love
O’s Notes: Vocalist, pianist, songwriter and educator Kathleen Hollingsworth moved from Miami to Portland to teach a year or so ago. She brought a swinging East Coast vibe to blend with West Coast cool and that’s what we hear on Mad Love as exemplified on “Beneath An Evening Sky”. We liked the funky blues of ”Easy Rider” featuring Wil Blades (organ) and a cool drum solo from producer Brent Follis. Other highlights are “Candy Man” and the swinging “Whisper Not”. If you’re anywhere near Portland, find our where Hollingsworth is performing otherwise enjoy the CD!