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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:

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