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Dave Holland Releases “Another Land”
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Dave Holland Releases “Another Land”

Dave Holland has returned with a new trio record with guitarist Kevin Eubanks and drummer Obed Calvaire. “Another Land” is a studio album, but the songs are derived from themes that developed organically during the concerts before recording.

Bailey, Wooten, and Patitucci Host Webinar with Miles Davis Bassists
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Bailey, Wooten, and Patitucci Host Webinar with Miles Davis Bassists

Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci will be offering a free webinar with fellow bass masters. This week’s discussion will feature bassists who worked with Miles Davis, including Dave Holland, Ron Carter, Marcus Miller, and Darryl Jones.

ISB Presents Center Stage with Dave Holland and David Gage
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ISB Presents Center Stage with Dave Holland and David Gage

The International Society of Bassists has announced a special edition of their ISB Center Stage series of online interviews. On January 16th, jazz bass legend Dave Holland will be speaking with luthier and inventor David Gage.

Kenny Barron/Dave Holland Trio Releases “Without Deception”
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Kenny Barron/Dave Holland Trio Releases “Without Deception”

Jazz icons Kenny Barron and Dave Holland have teamed up with Johnathan Blake for a debut trio recording called “Without Deception.” Barron and Holland have worked together for nearly three decades but released their first duo album five years ago.

New Documentary Focuses on the Legends of Double Bass in Jazz
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New Documentary Focuses on the Legends of Double Bass in Jazz

Nick Wells is following up his documentary “Beneath the Bassline” with a new film focusing on jazz. “Walking the Changes: Legends of Double Bass in Jazz” explores the evolution of the double bass in jazz including its beginnings and pivotal moments.

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.