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Dave Holland: Is this guy god or what?

Discussion in 'Bassists [DB]' started by smither12, Dec 5, 2013.


  1. smither12

    smither12

    Aug 16, 2012
    Chicago, IL


    I just want to share this amazing concert I found with Dave Holland's quartet's featuring Chris Potter, Steve Nelson, and Nate Smith. This is one the most amazing concerts of watched on youtube of him and I must say its a conversation from a higher plane. I like Dave Hollands rhythmic sense in his bass lines - hes always mixing it up, he just propels the band like no other. Comment what you think!
     
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  2. Lou Bottini

    Lou Bottini

    Feb 25, 2004
    NorCal
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  4. jake3

    jake3 Guest

    Aug 23, 2013
    all four musicians are great, and Holland is certainly a god, but I think Nate Smith carries the evening on drums.
     
  5. dbass87

    dbass87

    May 16, 2010
    Yes! I've watched a lot of him with his quintet/ quartet, love it. There's a clip of them playing a song called Looking Up with Billy Kilson on drums that is amazing. They can really flip the beat around and still stay on the groove, it's crazy. That's one thing I've loved about DH, most of his stuff is in different odd time sigs but he always grooves the heck out of it.
     
  6. brianrost

    brianrost Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Dave has had one monster drummer after another in his bands. I have no idea where he finds them!

    He comes to Boston at least once a year and I make sure I see him every time, every band since he started his first quintet back in the 80s has been incredible.

    He's in town with his Prism band next week..first plugged in band he's been in since he left Miles. Can't wait!
     
  7. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Disclosures:
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    New York....
     
  8. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    Dave Holland: Is this guy god or what?


    Yup...HE COOL!
     
  9. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

  10. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    Dave Holland: Is this guy god or what?

    No.
    None will argue that he actually exists ;).
    He is also an amazing musician!:hyper:

    Thanks for sharing this very exciting video!
     
  11. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

  12. brianrost

    brianrost Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Blizzard kept me from seeing Dave last Thursday...not only missed the show but I'm out $66 for the tickets. Severely bummed...
     
  13. dbass87

    dbass87

    May 16, 2010
    Man that sucks... You mentioned above about seeing him different times. Did you ever see him with Billy Kilson on drums? That would have been killer, that guy is quite insane on his instrument.
     
  14. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member


    I saw the quintet with Billy Kilson in a fairly large venue and I felt he "drowned" Dave out - he was so loud and busy that you could hardly hear the bass . I love his playing on records though! :)

    It was an appearance at "Selected Signs", ECM's 30th Anniversary Festival in Brighton.
     
  15. Oh dear.......... He's a double bass player, and bloody good at it.
     
  16. Dave Holland is very talented, one of the best bassists out there today. Superb technique in every facet of playing; time, tone, taste, intonation,etc... He has had a significant impact on my playing.

    I had the opportunity to study with him and his band (Potter, Eubanks, Nelson, Smith had recently joined the band) during a residency he did at my school when I was studying for my master's. Played in a master class for him (he played my bass!), rhythm section clinic, concert in our rehearsal hall with just our jazz band, and a public concert. Got to hang. I asked him if he was apprehensive about joining Miles' band- his reply- paraphrased- "my only apprehension was that he wouldn't dig what I had to say". That really stuck with me.

    I've seen him twice since then. His band always kills. Chris Potter is amazing.

    This summer at ISB, I was seated by myself in one of the small venues awaiting the Michael Formanek concert (amazing gig). He came and sat next to me. I almost pissed myself. I told him that something he said to me years ago had stuck with me and we chatted for a bit. He's a great guy.
     
  17. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

  18. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
    God wouldn't DI a piezo to FOH.
     
  19. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Supporting Member

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Disclosures:
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    :D
     
  20. Nick303

    Nick303

    Jun 9, 2013
  21. iona bass

    iona bass Supporting Member

    Hell, I'm an Atheist, and I believe he sounds pretty great...



    Thanks.
     



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