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  • “Miles at the Fillmore: Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3″ Released

    “Miles at the Fillmore: Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3″ Released

    presents the fully unedited version of the live experience of Davis and his band at a turning point in the legendary trumpeter’s career. This music comes from the Bitches Brew era, in which Davis worked with a band that included bassist Dave Holland, regarded as a jazz great in his own right. The 4-CD box... »

  • Pat Metheny Trio with Dave Holland: Vera Cruz

    Pat Metheny Trio with Dave Holland: Vera Cruz

    In 1992, the Pat Metheny Trio took the stage at the Brecon Jazz Festival, performing Milton Nascimento’s “Vera Cruz”, among other tunes. Bassist Dave Holland and drummer Roy Haynes make the trio really cook. Check out Dave’s solo around the 1:00 mark. Oh yeah. »

  • Herbie Hancock Kennedy Center Honors with Dave Holland, James Genus and Marcus Miller

    Herbie Hancock Kennedy Center Honors with Dave Holland, James Genus and Marcus Miller

    It’s incredible to think about how much music Herbie Hancock has made. He was honored this past year at the Kennedy Center, and the diversity of styles is astounding. In this video, a cast of some of the world’s finest musicians play through songs that define Hancock’s career, and that includes some heavy hitting bassists.... »

  • Dave Holland Releases “Prism”, Announces Tour

    Dave Holland Releases “Prism”, Announces Tour

    Dave Holland started his solo career 40 years ago with the release of Conference of the Birds. Having just Miles Davis’ group, the bassist, composer and new bandleader embarked on a four-plus decade run. Prism, Holland’s first new album in three years is here, via his own label, Dare2 Records, which he began in 2005.... »

  • 2013 ISB Convention Headliners to Include Victor Wooten, Ron Carter

    2013 ISB Convention Headliners to Include Victor Wooten, Ron Carter

    The International Society of Bassists’ biennial convention is set for June 2nd through June 8th, 2013 at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and this year promises to be another great get-together. The week-long bass hang features over 200 events for bassists of all walks, including clinics, classical and jazz competitions, bass... »

  • Miles Davis “Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2” Released

    Miles Davis “Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2” Released

    Miles Davis went through several musical styles through his career, and the late 60’s proved to be an era of drastic change. That’s documented in part in a new box set, Live In Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Volume 2, which compiles performances by his band at the Antibes Jazz Festival in France, “The Newport... »

  • A Review of Mike Stern’s “All Over the Place”

    A Review of Mike Stern’s “All Over the Place”

    Guitarist Mike Stern’s new record All Over the Place features a veritable smorgasbord of bass talent: Esperanza Spalding, Richard Bona, Victor Wooten, Anthony Jackson, Dave Holland, Tom Kennedy, Will Lee and Victor Bailey. Like a kid in the rhythm section candy shop, Stern audibly delights in playing with these guys. Further, the quality of Stern’s... »

  • Mike Stern Announces New Album with an All-Star Cast on Bass

    Mike Stern Announces New Album with an All-Star Cast on Bass

    Jazz guitar vet Mike Stern has a new album coming out on June 19, 2012, and bass fans have a lot to look forward to with this release. All Over the Place features eight different bassists on the 11-song release, including Esperanza Spalding, Richard Bona, Victor Wooten, Anthony Jackson, Dave Holland, Tom Kennedy, Will Lee... »

  • Grammy Nominations 2011: The Bass List

    Grammy Nominations 2011: The Bass List

    The 53rd Annual Grammy Award Nominations are in, and once again it’s been a good year for bassists. Some notable bassists have hit it big this year, including Esperanza Spalding, who is up for Best New Artist, and bass legend Stanley Clarke, whose latest release has garnered him two nominations. This is a historic year... »

  • Dave Holland Quintet: Metamorphos Live (2002)

    Dave Holland Quintet: Metamorphos Live (2002)

    On the tune “Metamorphos”, Dave Holland and his quintet show an unstoppable stream of ideas that eventually change styles by the end of the song. The clip is from the 2002 Newport Jazz Festival, and includes some commentary by Dave himself about midway through the piece. »