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Dave Holland Quintet

Mr. Dave Holland, British jazz bassist. Dave was a regular at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club in 1967. Miles Davis and Philly Jo Jones were there in 1968 and after hearing  Holland play Jones asked Holland to join their band. His first recording with Miles Davis was “Filles de Kilimanjaro” and can be heard on two other of Miles’s most  incredible albums, “In A Silent Way” and “Bitches Brew. Holland stayed with the Miles Davis group for two years. He then joined the avant-garde jazz group “Circle” with Chick Corea, Barry Altschul and Anthony Braxton recording on the ECM label. Hollands first recording as a leader came in 1972 his landmark  “Conference Of  The Birds” Through the 70’s Holland played with Stan Getz, and the “Gateway Trio” with John Abercrombie, and Jack Dejohnette. The 80’s saw him playing in many quartet and quintet formats and with Herbie Hancock on occasion.

The Dave Holland Quintet is his resent group formed in 1997 including  Robin Eubanks on trombone and cowbell; Steve Nelson on marimba and vibraphone; Chris Potter; and Billy Kilson and more recently, Nate Smith drums. The quintet has also recorded as the Dave Holland Big Band. Dave Holland won his first Grammy award as a leader for “What Goes Around” (2002) in the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album category. The second Big Band recording,” Overtime” (2004) was released on Holland’s own Dare2 Records  label and in 2005 won the Grammy again in the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album category. Recently Dave Holland released his web exclusive “Archive Series Vol. 1  The Dave Holland Quintet 97”. Enjoy, Discover!!

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