John Hollenbeck Profiled

From the New York Observer:

It’s hard to pin down the drummer-composer John Hollenbeck stylistically. You can frequently find him playing gigs as a sideman at clubs like the Village Vanguard and the Jazz Standard. This would suggest rather strongly that Mr. Hollenbeck is a jazz musician.

But is he?

“Uh, I can play jazz,” Mr. Hollenbeck said cagily. “I know a lot about jazz.”

He then proceeded to give a definition of jazz that was so expansive that it bordered on meaninglessness.