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Primary Instrument: Bass

Born: October 1, 1946

Amid endless choices, the sound of a Dave Holland bass line compels attention. A master of tone and rhythm, the bassist, composer, and bandleader is now in his fifth decade as a performer and his music possesses a rich and kaleidoscopic history. One of Holland's mentors, the affably sage-like saxophonist Sam Rivers, gave him a tip once. “Sam said, ‘Don't leave anything out?”play all of it,' “ Holland once told a radio interviewer. “That's become almost a mantra for me over the years,” he says, “as I've tried to find a way to build a vehicle which lets me utilize the full spectrum which includes the tradition, playing the blues and improvising freely. I love all that music, and there's been a desire to reconcile all those areas, to make them relevant, hopefully, in a contemporary context, as one music.”...
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Primary InstrumentBass

LocationHudson Valley, NY

Music

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    Prism

    Dare2 Records
    2013
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    Dave Holland: Prism

    Dare2 Records
    2013
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    Pathways

    Dare2 Records
    2010
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    Dave Holland Octet: Pathways

    Dare2 Records
    2010
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    Hands

    Dare2 Records
    2010
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    The Monterey Quartet: Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival

    Monterey Jazz Festival Records
    2009
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    The Monterey Quartet : Live At The 2007 Monterey Festival

    Milestone Records
    2009
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