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  • Miles Davis Box Set Features Newly Released Live Music with Jazz Bass Greats

    Miles Davis Box Set Features Newly Released Live Music with Jazz Bass Greats

    Almost four hours of previously unreleased live music by legendary jazz trumpeter/composer Miles Davis and the musicians he chose to play with over the course of 20 years are featured on Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4. The four-CD collection includes performances by Davis and his bands from 1955, 1958, 1966,... »

  • Kenny Barron and Dave Holland: Billie’s Bounce

    Kenny Barron and Dave Holland: Billie’s Bounce

    Jazz greats Kenny Barron and Dave Holland make a great team. The duo, who released The Art of Conversation last year, utilize their deep understanding of each other’s playing to bring out the best of their own music. Here’s a great clip of Barron and Holland performing the standard jazz blues “Billie’s Bounce” live at... »

  • Dave Holland Teams with Pianist Kenny Barron on Duo Album

    Dave Holland Teams with Pianist Kenny Barron on Duo Album

    Double bassist Dave Holland and pianist Kenny Barron started performing live together as a duo in 2012, and now they’ve committed the sound they’ve been creating on stages to album. isn’t the first time they’ve recorded together — that occurred back in 1985 on Barron’s trio LP Scratch. However, this new record features the pair... »

  • “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... »