Dave Holland Quintet Prime Directive

Dave Holland Quintet - Prime Directive  Music

Posted by lenami at Nov. 26, 2009
Dave Holland Quintet - Prime Directive

Dave Holland Quintet - Prime Directive
Ecm Records | Jazz | 2000 | APE + CUE + LOG | 76:42 | 378 mb

The proceeding is to suggest that while the jazz world is indeed grateful for Holland's continued prominence and regular recording activity, somehow his most recent affairs just don't seem to have the same freshness and titillation as we seemed to find in such gems as Seeds of Time, The Razor's Edge, and Extensions. Of his most recent ECM dates, Prime Directive is certainly the strongest of the lot, but it too can suffer at times from a nagging sense of one-dimensionality. The opening title cut is indicative of Holland's modus operandi, with lots of dense collective improvisation over a bass vamp before yielding to a string of individual solos. "Looking Up" throws everything into the pot, starting with an odd-metered head that eventually settles into a waltz tempo, only to then be spelled by an up swing tempo in four.
Personnel: Dave Holland- bass; Chris Potter- soprano, alto, & tenor saxophones; Robin Eubanks- trombone; Steve Nelson- vibes & marimba; Billy Kilson- drums
Dave Holland Quintet - Extended Play. Live At Birdland (2003) [2CD] {ECM}

Dave Holland Quintet - Extended Play. Live At Birdland (2003) [2CD] {ECM}
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© 2003 ECM Records | ECM 1864/65
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Creative / Bass

EXTENDED PLAY was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. With a front line that features saxophone, trombone, and vibraphone/marimba, the Dave Holland Quintet features an immediately identifiable band sound. As for backing, bassist Holland and traps man Billy Kilson provide a push-me-pull-you, supple and responsive rhythm section that is an embarrassment of riches when it comes to accompaniment ideas. The thing that separates the men from the boys in the world of jazz improvisation is listening–when the performers are paying close attention to one another, the creative horizons are all but limitless.
Dave Holland Quintet - Live 1986 (2001) {TDK} [DVD5 NTSC]

Dave Holland Quintet - Live 1986 (2001) {TDK} [DVD5 NTSC]
DVD5 -> 4.05 Gb | All Regions | NTSC 4:3 | 59:13 | ISO Image
Audio: LinearPCM, 2 ch / Dolby AC3, 6 ch / DTS, 6 ch
© 2001 TDK DVD Video / ZDF
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Bass

TDK releases another highlight in their series of memorable live jazz concert recordings from the last decades. The 1986 concert at the popular Zelt-Musik-Festival features the quintet formation of musician, eminent bassist, composer and bandleader Dave Holland.

Dave Holland Quintet - Critical Mass  

Posted by kingsmusic at July 23, 2009
Dave Holland Quintet - Critical Mass

Dave Holland Quintet - Critical Mass (2006, Sunnyside)
2006 | Jazz | EAC Secure | FLAC Level 7 + Cue + Log + Covers | 423 MB

Following up on his 2005 Grammy win for Overtime, Dave Holland returns with Critical Mass, the new album from the critic and fan favorite Dave Holland Quintet. The album features all of the original members including Chris Potter (saxes), Steve Nelson (vibes), Robin Eubanks (trombone) as well as new member Nate Smith (drums). The album includes 4 new Holland compositions as well as one from each of the band members. Critical Mass sounds like an album made by a group of world-class musicians that have performed together for nearly a decade. Great tunes and interplay that borders on musical telepathy. – Amazon

Dave Holland Quintet - Critical Mass 2006  

Posted by micaus11 at Nov. 14, 2008
Dave Holland Quintet - Critical Mass  2006

Dave Holland Quintet - Critical Mass 2006
MP3 @ 320 | 175 MB | Complete Covers included
Genre: Jazz

This particular lineup of Dave Holland's longstanding quintet had apparently been working for eighteen months prior to recording this disc, and that simple fact oozes out of every note played. There is a level of cohesion and empathy here that arguably can come only from such longstanding associations.
Dave Holland - Critical Mass (2006) + Pathways (2010) {Dare2 Records} [combined repost]

Dave Holland - Critical Mass (2006) + Pathways (2010) {Dare2 Records}
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© 2006, 2010 Dare2 Records | SSC 3058 / DR2-004
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Creative / Bass

Following up on his 2005 Grammy win for Overtime, Dave Holland returns with Critical Mass, the new album from the critic and fan favorite Dave Holland Quintet. The album features all of the original members including Chris Potter (saxes), Steve Nelson (vibes), Robin Eubanks (trombone) as well as new member Nate Smith (drums). The album includes 4 new Holland compositions as well as one from each of the band members. Critical Mass sounds like an album made by a group of world-class musicians that have performed together for nearly a decade. Great tunes and interplay that borders on musical telepathy.
Richie Beirach / Dave Holland / Jack DeJohnette - Trust (1996) {Evidence}

Richie Beirach / Dave Holland / Jack DeJohnette - Trust (1996) {Evidence}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Though Richie Beirach isn't obscure, he isn't as well-known as he should be. A flexible pianist, Beirach can be quite lyrical on standards, although being cerebral and abstract also comes easy to him. One of the more cerebral, unsentimental albums he recorded in the '90s was Trust, a fine post-bop trio date boasting Dave Holland on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums.

Dave Holland Quartet - Conference Of The Birds (1973) {ECM 1027}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 11, 2016
Dave Holland Quartet - Conference Of The Birds (1973) {ECM 1027}

Dave Holland Quartet - Conference Of The Birds (1973) {ECM 1027}
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Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Jazz

Dave Holland's debut as a leader, Conference of the Birds, doesn't seem to get its proper due outside of avant-garde circles; perhaps, when discussing the greats, Holland's name simply doesn't spring to mind as immediately. Whatever the case, Conference of the Birds is one of the all-time avant-garde jazz classics, incorporating a wide spectrum of '60s innovations. Part of the reason it works so well is the one-time-only team-up of two avant-garde legends: the fiery, passionate Sam Rivers and the cerebral Anthony Braxton; they complement and contrast one another in energizing fashion throughout.
Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland, Bill Frisell - Angel Song (1997) {ECM 1607}

Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Dave Holland, Bill Frisell - Angel Song (1997) {ECM 1607}
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© 1997 ECM Records | ECM 1607
Jazz / Post Bop / Chamber Jazz / Trumpet

Kenny Wheeler is among the most lyrically commanding yet daring of modern trumpeters. There's a palpable ease of execution, and a poignant human quality, to his distinctive timbre, as on the title tune where his fluttering descents into the lower register, the cracked yet powerful vocal inflections, and the sudden emission of high harmonics suggest a whistling column of air slowly leaking from a balloon. And from the moody Spanish tinge of "Present Past" to the raga-ish Nordic gravity of "Unti," alto player Lee Konitz matches Wheeler's lyric ease with a singing sound and rhythmic buoyancy all his own.

Dave Holland Quartet - Dream Of The Elders (1996) {ECM 1572}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 10, 2016
Dave Holland Quartet - Dream Of The Elders (1996) {ECM 1572}

Dave Holland Quartet - Dream Of The Elders (1996) {ECM 1572}
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Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Stylewise, the music on this CD sounds much closer to a mid-'60s Blue Note release than what one might expect from ECM. Although the general sound of the ensembles is light, the music is often filled with inner heat, a little reminiscent of a Wayne Shorter record. Altoist Eric Person and vibraphonist Steve Nelson work well together, bassist Dave Holland takes plenty of solo space, drummer Gene Jackson keeps the momentum flowing and guest vocalist Cassandra Wilson does a fine job on Maya Angelou's poem "Equality." Holland's originals have plenty of variety in moods while close attention is paid to dynamics. A satisfying and thought-provoking session.