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

A Review of Mike Stern’s “All Over the Place”
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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 writing, the variety of grooves...

Mike Stern Announces New Album with an All-Star Cast on Bass
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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 and Victor Bailey. Stern recruited...

Grammy Nominations 2011: The Bass List
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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 for the Grammy Awards, as...

Dave Holland Quintet: Metamorphos Live (2002)
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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.

Dave Holland Announces Tour; Releases New Album Worldwide
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Dave Holland Announces Tour; Releases New Album Worldwide

After a busy summer, bassist Dave Holland is gearing up for an equally busy fall and winter. Following Holland’s tour in Europe with flamenco guitar master Pepe Habichuela, the the duo’s collaboration resulted in the album, Hands, available for order worldwide. “Pepe introduced me to a new musical world and learning the Flamenco tradition from such a master has been...

Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew Re-Released for 40th Anniversary
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Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew Re-Released for 40th Anniversary

Forty years after it’s original release, Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew has been re-mastered and re-released in a 3-disc set, with the original album and six bonus tracks over 2 CD’s as well as a DVD of the previously unreleased Copenhagen concert from November 4, 1969. The psychedelic, electrified album was Davis’ first to go gold and is held together by...

Dave Holland Featured on NPR Music
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Dave Holland Featured on NPR Music

NPR Music’s Karen Michel recently got a chance to sit down with jazz master Dave Holland and released a feature article on his career beginnings and musical philosophy. Holland, who was a “teenaged high-school dropout playing bass with a New Orleans-style jazz band,” eventually found his way into Miles Davis’ band, and of course has since carved out his own...

Dave Holland and Pepe Habichuela Release “Hands”
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Dave Holland and Pepe Habichuela Release “Hands”

Jazz master Dave Holland has collaborated with flamenco guitarist Pepe Habichuela to release a Gypsy-flavored album, Hands. Habichuela, who has been on the scene since the ’80s and even worked with Jaco Pastorius, also recruited his sidemen and son, Josemi, for the project. Hands features tons of Gypsy rhythms as well as jazz influence, especially on the Holland tunes, “The...

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Dave Holland Quintet: Free for All

Here’s a live performance of Dave Holland with his Quintet at the Newport Jazz Festival, performing “Free for All”.