Form and Freedom
Ouellette, Dan, Strings
BASSIST DAVE HOLLAND DELIVERS A BIG-BAND SOUND FOR THE AGES On two nights in January 2001, bassist, bandleader, and composer Dave Holland introduced his 13-piece big band to New York. While the group hadn't performed since the summer before when it made an auspicious debut at the Montreal Jazz Festival, the band unleashed such a spirited show at the jazz club Birdland that the lucky attendees who packed the house wondered: When is this ensemble going into the studio?
Holland, his close-cropped hair complementing his full, trimmed beard, led the band with his steady bass pulse in an inspiring-- and at times thrilling-set of swinging originals that displayed a flawless balance of …
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Publication information: Article title: Form and Freedom. Contributors: Ouellette, Dan - Author. Magazine title: Strings. Volume: 17. Issue: 4 Publication date: November/December 2002. Page number: 50+. © String Letter Publishing Mar 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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