Dave Holland

Born: October 1, 1946    Primary Instrument: Bass

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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Selected Discography

Dave Holland Quintet, Pass It On (Dare2, 2008)
Dave Holland Big Band Dave Holland Quintet, Critical Mass (Dare2, 2006)
Dave Holland Big Band, Overtime (Dare2, 2005)
Kenny Wheeler, What Now? (CamJazz, 2005)
Dave Holland Quintet, Extended Play: Live at Birdland (ECM, 2003)>
Dave Holland Big Band, What Goes Around (ECM, 2002)
Dave Holland Quintet, Not for Nothin' (ECM, 2001)
Dave Holland Quintet, Prime Directive (ECM, 1999)
Dave Holland Quintet, Points of View (ECM, 1998)
Dave Holland Quartet, Dream of the Elders (ECM, 1996)
Michael Brecker, Tales from the Hudson (Impulse!, 1996)
Gateway, Homecoming (ECM, 1995)
Dave Holland Quartet, Extensions (ECM, 1990)
Pat Metheny/Dave Holland/Roy Haynes, Question and Answer (Geffen, 1989)
Dave Holland Trio, Triplicate (ECM, 1988)
Dave Holland Quintet, The Razor's Edge (ECM, 1987)
Dave Holland Quintet, Seeds of Time (ECM, 1985)
Dave Holland Quintet, Jumpin' In (ECM, 1984)
Dave Holland, Life Cycle (ECM, 1983)
Dave Holland, Emerald Tears (ECM, 1978)
Kenny Wheeler, Gnu High (ECM, 1975)
Dave Holland Quartet, Conference of the Birds (ECM, 1973)
Miles Davis, Bitches Brew (Columbia/Legacy, 1969)
Miles Davis, In a Silent Way (Columbia/Legacy, 1969)

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