Saturday, April 13, 2013

Two Daves

I have been playing a lot of Dave Holland on my Live365 station.  Holland is a brilliant bass player and equally brilliant band leader.  He has his own label now, Dare2Records.  I purchased a two record recording from the site, including Pathways, by the Dave Holland Octet, and a Flamenco duet with Holland and guitarist Pepe Habichuela.  The latter isn't jazz, but it is great if you have been in Madrid recently. 

Pathways is well worth listening to.  I am playing 'Blue Jean'.   Here is the lineup:
  • Antonio Hart (Alto Sax and Flute), 
  • Chris Potter (Tenor Sax and Soprano Sax), 
  • Gary Smulyan (Baritone Sax), 
  • Alex "Sasha" Sipiagin (Trumpet & Flugelhorn), 
  • Robin Eubanks (Trombone), 
  • Steve Nelson (Vibraphone and Marimba), 
  • Dave Holland (bass), 
  • Nate Smith (drums)
 I am also playing a cut from Extensions (1990) by the Dave Holland Quartet.  This is an interesting, slightly fusionesque offering (chiefly due to the electric guitar sound).  Here is the lineup:
Meanwhile I have added a couple of numbers from Dave Murray's Black Saint Quartet (2008).  From the Live in Berlin album: 'Dirty Laundry' and 'Banished'.  This is one of the many truly great jazz albums that go without recognition.  Please seek it out and nail it down. 

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