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Flamenco - Released January 1, 2010 | Universal Music Spain S.L.

Distinctions 4F de Télérama
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Jazz - Released January 1, 2008 | Universal Music Division Decca Records France

Distinctions 10 de Classica-Répertoire
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Jazz - Released December 8, 2017 | ECM

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Recorded live at the end of 2001 in the Birdland in New York, Extended Play is the umpteenth proof of the level displayed by the quintet formed at the time by Dave Holland with saxophonist Chris Potter, trombonist Robin Eubanks, vibraphonist Steve Nelson and drummer Billy Kilson. The British bass player’s formation had then existed for several years and the complicity between the musicians shines here on compositions drawn from his many albums. The improvisations reach above all a level of virtuosity and sophistication amplified by the years. Nelson’s poetry, Kilson’s ardor and Potter’s virtuosity make of this contemporary jazz party a complete happening. Finally, by involving instruments such as the vibraphone, the trombone and the saxophone, Dave Holland also adds his very own aesthetic, a truly original vision. © MD/Qobuz
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Jazz - Released September 20, 2013 | Okeh - Sony Masterworks

Bassist Dave Holland has been at the forefront of experimental, forward-thinking jazz ever since his formative years playing in Miles Davis' fusion ensemble. His 2013 album, Prism, finds Holland returning to his crossover funk roots with an able-bodied quartet. Featured here are former Tonight Show guitarist Kevin Eubanks, pianist/Rhodes keyboardist Craig Taborn, and drummer Eric Harland. All of these musicians have reputations for playing adventurous, genre-bending styles of jazz, making them perfectly suited for the project at hand. Holland's fourth outing on his own Dare2 Records, Prism follows his 2008 sextet date Pass It On, his 2010 octet album Pathways, and his 2010 flamenco-inspired Hands. All of those records were equally engaging and progressive in their own ways, but none showcased Holland's interest in the angular, knotty funk and fusion he explores here. Tracks like the expansive "The Watcher" and the roiling "Spirals" feature explosive, frenetic soloing from the band as well as moments of layered group interplay. Elsewhere, cuts like "The Empty Chair" and "Evolution" explore a more minimalist, modal sense of atmosphere that allow for extended and far-reaching improvisational moments. For fans of Davis' Bitches Brew period, during which Holland was a member of the band, there is plenty of expansive, abstract soloing, Rhodes keyboard squelch, and fuzz-laden guitar. We also get several introspective songs on Prism, with the poignant, midtempo Eubanks feature "The Color of Iris," and the gorgeous Harland-penned "Breathe." Of course, Holland's bass is the grounding force for the ensemble, and thankfully, he gets plenty of room to stretch out from beginning to end. ~ Matt Collar
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Jazz - Released April 7, 2017 | ECM

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1999 | ECM

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1985 | ECM

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Jazz - Released November 20, 1995 | ECM

Emerald Tears is a very nice showcase of Dave Holland, and is almost certain to be enjoyed by fans of the upright bass. The solo recording features less bowing and more plucking, and focuses on six originals, a Braxton tune, and Miles Davis' "Solar." ~ Joslyn Layne
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Jazz - Released January 1, 1988 | ECM

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Jazz - Released January 1, 2002 | ECM

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Jazz - Released January 22, 1996 | ECM

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Jazz - Released January 1, 2001 | ECM

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1998 | ECM

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1990 | ECM

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Jazz - Released December 8, 2017 | ECM

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1987 | ECM

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1984 | ECM

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Jazz - Released January 1, 2006 | Universal Music Division Decca Records France

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Jazz - Released February 22, 2005 | Sunnyside

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Jazz - Released August 29, 2006 | Sunnyside

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