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Prime Directive

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Prime Directive

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Dave Holland Quintet
Producers:
ECM
genre:
Jazz, Instrumental

We gave it an A-

Besides being a genuine virtuoso, acostic bassist Dave Holland knows a thing or two about bandleading. His bold yet airy unit the Dave Holland Quintet (vibist Steve Nelson, drummer Billy Kilson, saxist Chris Potter, and trombonist Robin Eubanks) compares favorably with his great ’80s quintet and comes of age on Prime Directive. This is modern jazz enriched with technical aplomb that neverskimps on adventure, rhythmic flexibility, or lyrical purpose. A-

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