By Josef Woodard
Updated March 03, 2000 at 05:00 AM EST
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Prime Directive

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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-

Prime Directive

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