Dave Holland

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 Instrument

Bass

Location

Hudson Valley, NY

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Albums

Prism
Prism
Dare2 Records
2013
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Hands
Hands
Dare2 Records
2010
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Pathways
Pathways
Dare2 Records
2010
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The Monterey Quartet: Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival
The Monterey Quartet:...
Monterey Jazz Festival Records
2009
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Pass It On
Pass It On
Dare2 Records
2008
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Critical Mass
Critical Mass
Sunnyside Records
2006
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