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As a group that can project like a big band, the quintet’s magic comes from their chamber-like sensibility with a spellbinding intimacy best heard in the friendly confines of a club. “Free For All” typifies the band’s attitude, which is a paradoxical blend of early jazz polyphony, free interplay, jazz-rock fusion with a meticulous adherence to both melody and improvisation, as well as a fresh approach to swing. This is possible because there’s so much trust expressed among Holland, reedist Chris Potter, trombonist Robin Eubanks, vibist Steve Nelson and drummer Billy Kilson. … When the Dave Holland puts it all together there isn’t a band alive that can touch them.

John Ephland, Downbeat

DAVE HOLLAND QUINTET - The Athens Muse Festival Concert

                       

                         Dave Holland                 Bass

                         Robin Eubanks              Trombone

                         Chris Potter                  Tenor and Soprano Saxophones

                         Steve Nelson                 Vibraphone and Marimba

                         Nate Smith                    Drums

 
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