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Jazz Musician of the Day: Dave Holland

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All About Jazz is celebrating Dave Holland's birthday today!

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...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... more

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