Album Reviews: 

Keeping A Hand In This, And That, And The Other Thing  

"An excellent stride/swing pianist based in the Northeast who gained some recognition during his stints with the Midiri Brothers, Joe Holt performs a swinging solo set on this recent recording. 
The music is a fine all-round effort which a fairly wide range. Among the songs that Holt swings are “As Time Goes By,” “The Woody Woodpecker Song,” “Jeepers Creepers,” “Hallelujah,” and a hot exploration of “Maple Leaf Rag” that finds him really stretching out on the rag’s second theme. He also performs a few departures including two free but melodic improvisations (“Blooming” and “Hope”), “Amazing Grace,” and Bach’s “Minuet In G.” 
Everything works well on this solo outing which features Joe Holt at his best. The delightful CD is available from www.joeholtsnotes.com"         Scott Yanow - LA Jazz Scene (2020)

 

 In the Spirit Of Dave McKenna - All About Jazz (2012)     Read review

In the Spirit of Dave McKenna - Chestertown Spy (2012)   Read review

In the Spirit of Dave McKenna - The Elm  (2012)   Read review     

"Impressive" - Syncopated Times (2018) - Read review                               

"The ever tasteful Joe Holt is a soloist extraordinaire, an intense musician with terrific chops, who shows you he means business." "His versatility shows up early and often."                    Cam Miller - The American Rag (2006/2011) - Read Review

"Joe Holt is a comping wizard" - Joe Lang, New Jersey Jazz Society - (2008)

 

Concert reviews:

Tri State Jazz Society (2012)  Read review

Tri State Jazz Society (2011)  Read review

      

Other articles:

The Gift of Improvisation with Joe Holt - Chestertown Spy (2019)  Read/view video

Joe Holt, Piano Man - Talbot Spy (2011)   Read

Pianist Has the Keys to Mall's Atmosphere - Phila. Inquirer (1990)  View

Food Court Piano Player Takes it All in Stride at Cherry Hill Mall - Courier Post (1986)  View 

Local Talent Supreme at Crazy Horse - Courier Post (1979)  View