Dave Holland is a renowned bassist, composer and bandleader whose passion for musical expression of all styles and dedication to creating innovative ensembles have propelled a career of more than 50 years. A guiding light on acoustic and electric bass, Holland has earned top honors including multiple Grammy Awards and Grammy Nominations and the title of NEA Jazz Master.
Holland rose to prominence in groundbreaking groups led by such legends as Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Sam Rivers, Betty Carter and Anthony Braxton and Joe Henderson—as well as collaborations with Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Jack DeJohnette and John Abercrombie. Today he is equally celebrated for his own remarkable ensembles, ranging from duos and trios to big bands, featuring innovative collaborators like Steve Coleman, Robin and Kevin Eubanks, Jason Moran, Chris Potter and Eric Harland. Holland’s most recent release, Another Land is a trio featuring Kevin Eubanks and Obed Calvaire.
„The trio’s live, close knit aesthetic continues throughout this varied and detailed set.“ (Financial Times – Uk)
„The best new Dave Holland recording in a long time.“ (Pop Matters – US)
„This is groovemusic, marked by a lightness of tone and deftness of touch.“ „The exciting conductivity of this trio derives fromthe high wattage of its individual players…as symmetrical as it is powerful. “ „The spectrum they address moves from delicacy to raunch, and as each contour arises, the trio proves their chemistry is deep and their gambits are fruitful.“ (Downbeat – US)
„…even at their most gnarled, these jams float on a cushion of lightness.“ (The Wire – UK)