Milton "Milt" Holland (Milton Olshansky; 1917 – 2005) was born in Chicago, Illinois. drummer, He was one of the pioneers in the use of African, South American, and Indian percussion styles in jazz, pop and film music, and he traveled to those regions to collect instruments and learn styles of playing them.

By the age of twelve he was playing in "speakeasies" (this was during prohibition). He studied tabla at UCLA. He traveled through India in the 1960s and 1970s, then spent time in Africa studying tribal studying tribal rhythms was one of the first to introduce their instruments to western recording (this is after Art Blakey). He made an album called Roy Harte & Milt Holland - Perfect Percussion: The 44 Instruments Of Roy Harte And Milt Holland.


In 1946 he moved to Los Angeles and recorded with the Gregg Allman Band, Laurindo Almeida, Hoyt Axton, Jennifer Warnes, Joan Baez, Burt Bacharach, Louis Bellson, Elmer Bernstein, Elvin Bishop, Al Kooper, Bonaroo, Charlie Byrd, Captain Beefheart, Buddy Childers, Stanley Clarke, Rosemary Clooney, Joe Cocker, Ray Conniff, Ry Cooder, Rita Coolidge, Bing Crosby, Jackie Davis, Buddy DeFranco, Doug Dillard, Helen Reddy, Doobie Brothers, Percy Faith, Victor Feldman, Josť Feliciano, Glen Campbell, The 5th Dimension, Jerry Fielding, Ella Fitzgerald, Gordon Lightfoot, The Free Movement, Four Freshmen, Johnny Rivers, Jackie Gleason, Graham Central Station, Arlo Guthrie, Dirk Hamilton, Richard Harris, Joni James, Pete Jolly, Quincy Jones, Stan Kenton, Claudia Lennear, Ringo Starr, Little Feat, Kenny Loggins, Loggins & Messina, Henry Mancini, Carly Simon, Johnny Mandel, Herbie Mann, Melanie, Joni Mitchell, The Monkees, Randy Newman, Harry Nilsson, Martha Reeves, Anita O'Day, Best Of The Gabby Band, Van Dyke Parks, Oscar Peterson, Poco, Dean Martin, Neil Sedaka, Ray Peterson, Bill Plummer, Bonnie Raitt, Wendy Waldman, Shorty Rogers, Rufus with Chaka Khan, Pete Rugolo, Sanford & Townsend, With Lalo Schifren, Seals & Crofts, John Sebastian, Bud Shank, Ravi Shankar, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Phil Spector, Art Garfunkel, Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Bill Thomson, Cal Tjader, Various Artists, Nancy Wilson, Paul Winter, and others.

Some of the soundtracks he played on are Peter Pan (1953), The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), Around The World In 80 Days (1956), The King And I (1956), Hot Rod Girl (1956), I Want to Live! (1958), Johnny Staccato (1959), Westside Story (1961), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), To Kill A Mockingbird (1962),Hatari! (1962), Bonanza (1962), Bewitched (1964), The Party (1968), Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966), Mission Impossible (1968), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964),Help! (1965), Charly (1968),Performance (1970), Things Fall Apart (1971), Dollars (1972), The Hot Rock (1972), Roots (1977), The Long Riders (1980), Southern Comfort (1981), Blue Collar (1995), Kissing Jessica Stein (2002), Honey West (2005), and played with the CBS Studio Orchestra (1941–1946) and others.

This is Milt playing on "Light My Fire" on Jose Feliciano's album "Feliciano!".