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Always a versatile and brilliant bassist, Dave Holland has, during the past 20 years, also been a significant bandleader. Born in England in 1946, he began playing bass when he was 10, switching to the electric bass at 13 and the acoustic bass soon afterwards. Holland studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for three years. He was noticed in 1967 when he worked regularly in the house band at Ronnie Scott’s. Although Holland mostly played straightahead jazz at that club, he was also part of the London avant-garde jazz scene, working with John Stevens and the Spontaneous Music Ensemble. In 1968 he succeeded Ron Carter in the Miles Davis Quintet, playing opposite Herbie Hancock (and then Chick Corea) and Tony Williams (who was replaced by Jack DeJohnette). Holland stayed with Davis for two years, appearing on half of Filles de Kilimanjaro, switching to electric bass and playing on In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew. Holland next joined the avant-garde quartet Circle with Corea, Anthony Braxton and Barry Altschul. Holland then began a longtime association with the ECM label, for which he recorded Conference of the Birds, his first album as a leader, in 1972. Holland continued working as a sideman in a variety of settings, including projects with Sam Rivers, Braxton, Stan Getz, the Gateway Trio (which included John Abercrombie and DeJohnette), Joe Lovano, Gary Burton, Jim Hall and many other all-stars. Since the 1980s, Holland has led a series of quintets that, along the way, have included such players as Kenny Wheeler, Julian Priester, Steve Coleman, Robin Eubanks, Steve Nelson, Chris Potter and others. In addition, during the past decade he has occasionally led the Dave Holland Big Band, essentially his quintet plus eight additional horn players, recording for his own Dare2 label and interpreting his original compositions.

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Articles on Dave Holland

11/01/13    Albums    By Lloyd Sachs

Prism
Dave Holland Prism

08/20/13    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Dave Holland’s Prism Announces 8-City Tour

07/13/13    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Dave Holland and New Quartet, Prism, to Release Self-Titled Album

12/04/12    Albums    By Lloyd Sachs

Reunion: Live in New York
Sam Rivers/Dave Holland/Barry Altschul

12/08/11    Photos    By Michael Weintrob

Voll-Damm Barcelona Jazz Festival

09/05/11    On the Scene with MOJA    By Russ Davis

Detroit Jazz Festival, Day Two: Dave Holland, Jason Moran, Christian McBride & … Mother Nature!

09/01/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Detroit Jazz Festival This Weekend

07/20/11    News    By Jeff Tamarkin

Miles Davis 1970 Concert Video Streaming for Free

07/03/11    On the Scene with MOJA    By Russ Davis

Day Four in Montreal: Darcy James Argue, Dave Holland and Apex

09/27/10    Concerts    By Bill Milkowski

An Evening With Roy Haynes

04/20/10    Between The Grooves    By Philip Booth

Quick HIts

April 2010    Albums    By George Varga

Pathways
Dave Holland Octet

April 2010    Albums    By George Varga

Pathways
Dave Holland Octet

03/08/10    Features    By Bill Milkowski

Dave Holland: Business Is Good

January/February 2010    Albums    By Josef Woodard

Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival
The Monterey Quartet

January/February 2010    Albums    By Josef Woodard

Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival
The Monterey Quartet

11/25/09    Concerts    By Josef Woodard

Berlin Jazz Festival

11/03/09    News    By Lee Mergner

Portland Jazz Festival Announces New Managing Director and Lineup for 2010 Event

January/February 2009    Critics Picks    By JazzTimes

2008 Year in Review: Top 50 CDs

January/February 2009    Albums    By Josef Woodard

Pass It On
Dave Holland Sextet

08/25/08    Concerts    By Bill Milkowski

JVC Jazz Festival - Newport

07/03/08    Concerts    By David R. Adler

Herbie Hancock at JVC - New York

06/27/08    Concerts    By Chris Walker

Playboy Jazz Festival

03/30/07    Concerts    By Thomas Conrad

Dave Holland Quintet in San Diego

December 2006    Cadenza    By Gary Giddins

The Thrill of Brazil

November 2006    Albums    By Steve Greenlee

Critical Mass
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November 2006    Albums    By Steve Greenlee

Critical Mass
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05/23/06    Concerts    By Willard Jenkins

Art of Jazz Celebration 2006

May 2006    News    By Michael Kabran

Granny Grammys: The Old Guard Won Again

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50 LPs from 35 Years of JazzTimes, Part II

08/09/05    Concerts    By Harvey Siders

Telluride Jazz Celebration 2005

July/August 2005    Brass Tracks    By Mike Shanley

What Now?
Kenny Wheeler

July/August 2005    Brass Tracks    By Mike Shanley

What Now?
Kenny Wheeler

06/19/05    Concerts    By David R. Adler

Wayne Shorter Quartet & Dave Holland Quintet in New York

April 2005    Albums    By Thomas Conrad

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Dave Holland Big Band

April 2005    Albums    By Thomas Conrad

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April 2005    The Gig    By Nate Chinen

Uncommon Denominator

02/22/05    By Doug Ramsey

November 2003    Albums    By Bill Shoemaker

Extended Play
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07/08/03    Concerts    By Josef Woodard

Jazz A Vienne 2003

05/17/03    Concerts    By Chris Walker

Playboy Jazz Festival 2003

05/17/03    Concerts    By Christopher Loudon

Massey Hall's 50th Anniversary Concert

April 2003    Albums    By Aaron Steinberg

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ScoLoHoFo

02/06/03    Concerts    By David R. Adler

ScoLoHoFo performs at Iridium

January/February 2003    Cadenza    By Gary Giddins

I Remember Chirpy

December 2002    Bassology    By Harvey Siders

What Goes Around
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10/12/02    Concerts    By Ira Gitler

Dave Holland Big Band at Birdland

March 2002    Albums    By John Litweiler

Bill Frisell with Dave Holland and Elvin Jones
Bill Frisell/Dave Holland/Elvin Jones

November 2001    Albums    By Nate Chinen

Not for Nothin'
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April 2000    Features    By Bob Blumenthal

Dave Holland: Prime Time

November 1999    Albums    By Bill Shoemaker

Phase Space
Steve Coleman/Dave Holland

January/February 1999    Albums    By Bill Milkowski

Points of View
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What Goes Around

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What Now?

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Critical Mass

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Bill Frisell with Dave Holland and Elvin Jones

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Oh!

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Pass It On

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