Dave Holland - Prism: featuring Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn and Eric Harland
Oct 08 - Oct 09, 2013
The Pacific Jazz Institite at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes Dave Holland (bass), Kevin Eubanks (guitar), Craig Taborn (piano/keys) and Eric Harland (drums) - a new project celebrating 40 years since Mr. Holland's debut recording as a leader.
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. His path has led him from the frontiers of free improvisation to his modern ensembles that fully embody the Sam Rivers-instilled philosophy of “playing all of it.” Solo, and in collaboration with artists like Miles Davis, Holland became a dominant voice in the 1970s. He formed his first quintet in 1983 and released Jumpin’ In, and continued to develop relationships with artists such as Anthony Braxton, Stan Getz, Cassandra Wilson, Jack DeJohnette, Chick Corea, Joe Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Betty Carter, Pat Metheny, Kenny Wheeler, Bill Frisell, Roy Haynes and Herbie Hancock. Pathways (2010) was nominated for a Grammy Award for best large ensemble album. The newest album, Prism, is scheduled for release in September 2013.
Kevin Eubanks has performed with countless greats, including Roy Haynes, Slide Hampton and Sam Rivers, Bill Dryden and Dave Holland. In 1983, while continuing to perform with others, he formed his own quartet. Eubanks has appeared on over 100 albums. In 1992, Eubanks assumed the guitar spot in The Tonight Show Band. In 1995, Eubanks replaced Branford Marsalis to become the leader of The Tonight Show Band. He served in this capacity from 1995 to 2010.
Recently hailed by Down Beat as “one of the visionaries of the current wave,” jazz pianist and keyboard player Craig Taborn began working professionally in the 1990s in a variety of musical contexts, ranging from straight-ahead jazz to more outside music, with young jazz musicians, seasoned veterans, and even techno artists. Twenty years later, Taborn had become one of the most in-demand musicians in New York, playing with such names as Drew Gress, Chris Potter, Mat Maneri, and Bill Laswell.
Eric Harland, composer and drummer, has had numerous opportunities to play with the greats in the jazz/music industry, including the late, great Betty Carter, Joe Henderson, Charles Lloyd, Joshua Redman, Wynton Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, McCoy Tyner, Michael Brecker, John Patitucci and Zakir Hussain. Eric is also part of the SF Jazz Collective, a new 8 piece cutting edge group brain stormed by Joshua Redman and featuring members like Bobby Hutchinson, Nicholas Payton, Miguel Zenon. In Down Beat's 2008 Critics Poll, Eric was awarded 1st Place in "Rising Star Drums."
Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
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