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Holland Quintet Issues Live Album

On August 26 ECM Records will release a new live set from one of the most celebrated bands in jazz, the Dave Holland Quintet. Titled Extended Play, the two-CD set documents part of what went on during the band’s four-night stand at New York City’s Birdland from November 21 to 24, 2001.

Bassist Holland writes in a brief explanatory passage in the CD booklet that it’s a “rare opportunity to have a group with a stable personnel over a relatively long period.” Holland knows he’s one lucky dude to have kept saxophonist Chris Potter, trombonist Robin Eubanks, vibraphonist Steve Nelson and drummer Kilson with him since 1997. Over the course of Extended Play‘s 135 minutes, the group plays a few tunes from its early years, some of the more recent additions to its repertoire and a few songs from the years in between. The track list:

Disc 1:

The Balance

High Wire

Jugglers Parade

Make Believe

Free for All

Disc 2:


Prime Directive

Bedouin Trail


If the CDs get you excited to hear the band live, you’ll be happy to know that the band will be on the road starting in late October. Tour dates:

Oct 19, 2003 • Santa Fe, NM at the Santa Fe Jazz Festival USA

Oct 20, 2003 • Albuquerque, NM at Outpost through Oct 21 USA

Oct 24, 2003 • Santa Barbara, CA at Lobero Theatre USA

Oct 25, 2003 • Seattle, WA at Wild Ginger Club / Earshot Jazz Festival USA

Oct 26, 2003 • San Francisco, CA at the San Francisco Jazz Festival USA

Oct 27, 2003 • Santa Cruz, CA at Kuumbwa Jazz Center USA

Nov 08, 2003 • Philadelphia, PA at the Painted Bride USA

Nov 12, 2003 • New York, NY at Birdland through November 15 USA

Nov 21, 2003 • Newark, NJ at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center USA

Dec 04, 2003 • Pittsburgh, PA at the Manchester Craftsmen Guild through December 7 USA

Dec 09, 2003 • Chicago, IL at the Jazz Showcase through Dec 14 USA

Jan 24, 2004 • Princeton, NJ at McCarter Theatre USA

Feb 26, 2004 • Detroit, MI at Orchestra Hall USA

Aug 31, 2003 • Saalfelden Austria

Sep 02, 2003 • Sant’ Anna Arresi Italy

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