Holland, Dave

Dare2, 2008CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 15.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Holland assembles an all-star cast to play nine new originals. They open with “The Sum of All Parts” a heavily syncopated piece that eventually morphs into a mellow groove centered on the horns – Robin Eubanks (tb), Alex Sipiagin (t) and Antonio Hart (sax). Next pianist Mulgrew Miller explodes on “Fast Track” and we are racing to keep up. Leader Dave Holland slows things down with a lengthy bass solo to open “Lazy Snake” before Hart mesmerizes us on “Equality”. They add a taste of free jazz on “River Run” before returning soothing us with “Processional”. “Pass It On” concludes an excellent set.


Publicist: Terri Hinte