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. 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...Read more.
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