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Dave Holland Releases “Uncharted Territories”
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Dave Holland Releases “Uncharted Territories”

Jazz bassist Dave Holland has returned with a new album with a very appropriate title. Uncharted Territories is an exploratory album that reunites the band leader with longtime friend and saxophonist Evan Parker. Pianist Craig Taborn and percussionist Ches Smith round out the album. “In addition to quartet improvisations, they also broke off into every possible subset of duo and...

Your Top 10 Bass Albums
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Your Top 10 Bass Albums

Q: I’m curious. What are your top 10 bass albums. What albums do you think everybody should hear? A: I hesitated to answer this because of the inherently subjective nature of the question. My top 10 albums are not likely to coincide with yours, but I ultimately decided that for that reason alone, I should answer the question! Maybe I’ll...

Miles Davis Box Set Features Newly Released Live Music with Jazz Bass Greats
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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, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, and...

Kenny Barron and Dave Holland: Billie’s Bounce
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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 the Jazz à la Villette...

Dave Holland Teams with Pianist Kenny Barron on Duo Album
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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 just working as a duo....

“Miles at the Fillmore: Miles Davis 1970: The Bootleg Series Vol. 3” Released
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“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 set features 100 minutes of...

Pat Metheny Trio with Dave Holland: Vera Cruz
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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
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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 roots the band...

Dave Holland Releases “Prism”, Announces Tour
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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. The album features his band...

2013 ISB Convention Headliners to Include Victor Wooten, Ron Carter
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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 making competitions, performances and more....