Dave Holland

Richie Beirach / Dave Holland / Jack DeJohnette - Trust (1996) {Evidence}

Richie Beirach / Dave Holland / Jack DeJohnette - Trust (1996) {Evidence}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Though Richie Beirach isn't obscure, he isn't as well-known as he should be. A flexible pianist, Beirach can be quite lyrical on standards, although being cerebral and abstract also comes easy to him. One of the more cerebral, unsentimental albums he recorded in the '90s was Trust, a fine post-bop trio date boasting Dave Holland on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums.

Dave Holland Quartet - Conference Of The Birds (1973) {ECM 1027}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 11, 2016
Dave Holland Quartet - Conference Of The Birds (1973) {ECM 1027}

Dave Holland Quartet - Conference Of The Birds (1973) {ECM 1027}
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Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Jazz

Dave Holland's debut as a leader, Conference of the Birds, doesn't seem to get its proper due outside of avant-garde circles; perhaps, when discussing the greats, Holland's name simply doesn't spring to mind as immediately. Whatever the case, Conference of the Birds is one of the all-time avant-garde jazz classics, incorporating a wide spectrum of '60s innovations. Part of the reason it works so well is the one-time-only team-up of two avant-garde legends: the fiery, passionate Sam Rivers and the cerebral Anthony Braxton; they complement and contrast one another in energizing fashion throughout.

Dave Holland Quartet - Dream Of The Elders (1996) {ECM 1572}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 10, 2016
Dave Holland Quartet - Dream Of The Elders (1996) {ECM 1572}

Dave Holland Quartet - Dream Of The Elders (1996) {ECM 1572}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Stylewise, the music on this CD sounds much closer to a mid-'60s Blue Note release than what one might expect from ECM. Although the general sound of the ensembles is light, the music is often filled with inner heat, a little reminiscent of a Wayne Shorter record. Altoist Eric Person and vibraphonist Steve Nelson work well together, bassist Dave Holland takes plenty of solo space, drummer Gene Jackson keeps the momentum flowing and guest vocalist Cassandra Wilson does a fine job on Maya Angelou's poem "Equality." Holland's originals have plenty of variety in moods while close attention is paid to dynamics. A satisfying and thought-provoking session.

Dave Holland Quintet - Prime Directive  Music

Posted by lenami at Nov. 26, 2009
Dave Holland Quintet - Prime Directive

Dave Holland Quintet - Prime Directive
Ecm Records | Jazz | 2000 | APE + CUE + LOG | 76:42 | 378 mb

The proceeding is to suggest that while the jazz world is indeed grateful for Holland's continued prominence and regular recording activity, somehow his most recent affairs just don't seem to have the same freshness and titillation as we seemed to find in such gems as Seeds of Time, The Razor's Edge, and Extensions. Of his most recent ECM dates, Prime Directive is certainly the strongest of the lot, but it too can suffer at times from a nagging sense of one-dimensionality. The opening title cut is indicative of Holland's modus operandi, with lots of dense collective improvisation over a bass vamp before yielding to a string of individual solos. "Looking Up" throws everything into the pot, starting with an odd-metered head that eventually settles into a waltz tempo, only to then be spelled by an up swing tempo in four.
Personnel: Dave Holland- bass; Chris Potter- soprano, alto, & tenor saxophones; Robin Eubanks- trombone; Steve Nelson- vibes & marimba; Billy Kilson- drums
Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland, Bill Frisell - Angel Song (1997) {ECM 1607}

Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland, Bill Frisell - Angel Song (1997) {ECM 1607}
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© 1997 ECM Records | ECM 1607
Jazz / Post Bop / Chamber Jazz / Trumpet

Kenny Wheeler is among the most lyrically commanding yet daring of modern trumpeters. There's a palpable ease of execution, and a poignant human quality, to his distinctive timbre, as on the title tune where his fluttering descents into the lower register, the cracked yet powerful vocal inflections, and the sudden emission of high harmonics suggest a whistling column of air slowly leaking from a balloon. And from the moody Spanish tinge of "Present Past" to the raga-ish Nordic gravity of "Unti," alto player Lee Konitz matches Wheeler's lyric ease with a singing sound and rhythmic buoyancy all his own.

Dave Holland Big Band - Overtime (2005)  Music

Posted by zerumuga at May 3, 2009
Dave Holland Big Band - Overtime (2005)

Dave Holland Big Band - Overtime
Jazz | 2005 | MP3 320Kbps¬185 MB | Time 1:18:39 | Covers

What does one do when his initial album as a big-band leader sweeps up almost every award in sight and rockets straight to the top of the best-seller list? If he's bassist Dave Holland, he goes back to the drawing board and works Overtime to make sure his second one is not only as good as but in some ways even better than the first. Having listened closely, this reviewer's candid appraisal is "mission accomplished."

Kenny Wheeler, Chris Potter, John Taylor, Dave Holland - What Now?  Music

Posted by zerumuga at March 27, 2009
Kenny Wheeler, Chris Potter, John Taylor, Dave Holland - What Now?

Kenny Wheeler, Chris Potter, John Taylor, Dave Holland - What Now?
Jazz | 2005 | MP3 320Kbps¬166 MB | Time 1:04:50 | Covers
GRAMMY nominated - 2005 - Jazz instrumental
What Now? continues Wheeler’s exploration of a drumless modern jazz approach and features him on flugelhorn only. Taylor joins Wheeler again for this project, in addition to other longtime musical collaborators, bassist Dave Holland and tenor saxophonist Chris Potter. What Now? features eight original compositions by Wheeler and displays a fluidity of band interplay that comes from the personal working history these four great musicians have of each other, as Ira Gitler explains in the album’s liner notes. Wheeler adds, “Strong players as these three are an orchestra in themselves. You give them a piece of paper and you don’t have to say anything.”

Bill Frisell With Dave Holland & Elvin Jones  Music

Posted by Blackbird at Jan. 16, 2006

Bill Frisell With Dave Holland & Elvin Jones

Anouar Brahem, John Surman, Dave Holland - Thimar  Music

Posted by nazgul5 at Dec. 6, 2005
Middle East-meets-West fusions, heralded under a jazz banner.



Anouar Brahem, John Surman, Dave Holland "Thimar" 1998

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Burton • Corea • Metheny • Haynes • Holland - Like Minds (1998)

Burton • Corea • Metheny • Haynes • Holland - Like Minds (1998)
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Jazz | Concord Records / Concord Jazz #CCD-4803-2

Talk about all-star groups – this quintet date matches together vibraphonist Gary Burton with pianist Chick Corea, guitarist Pat Metheny, bassist Dave Holland, and drummer Roy Haynes. Burton and Corea have recorded frequently through the years, while Metheny gained some early fame working with Burton; Holland was with Corea in Miles Davis' late-'60s group, and Haynes was formerly with both Burton and Corea. However, not all of these musicians had played together before – Corea had never worked with Metheny previously, nor Burton with Holland. No matter, the masterful players fit together quite well…