Holland, Dave / Prism
Album:Prism Collection:Jazz
Artist:Holland, Dave Added:Sep 2013

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-09-15 Pull Date:2013-11-17 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Nov 17Nov 10Nov 3Oct 27Oct 20Oct 13Oct 6Sep 29

Recent Airplay
1.Jul 12, 2014:The Proselytizer Radio News Hour
The Watcher
4.Nov 15, 2013:Fight or Flight
The Watcher
2.Dec 11, 2013:Fried Egg Frenzy
The Watcher
5.Nov 15, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
3.Nov 21, 2013:Rebop
6.Nov 09, 2013:Music Casserole
The Watcher

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-09-15 
Dare2, 2013

MODERN JAZZ – Virtuoso bassist Dave Holland debuts a new group, a bold electric quartet that’s centered in fusion, digs into bluesy jams like some kind of all-star bar band, then spikes straight-up modern jazz with stark moments of free improvisation. Each member of the band is a veteran leader and all contribute equally to the group’s thick sound and wide-ranging repertoire, giving it a broad, collective atmosphere.

All worth a listen. Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8

1. 6:59 – rocking fusion jam: guitar, keys make it sound gritty & grimy
2. 8:36 – lowdown bluesy ballad: sweet guitar and bass solos, gets nasty late
3. 8:46 – hypermodern: bold starts, quiet disintegrations, crunchy middle
4. 4:50 – spirited, upbeat: happy drumbeat and grooving guitar/piano
5. 7:29 – dark steady creep: guitar & bass tiptoe melodically
6. 7:53 – rolling uptempo: simpatico guitar/drums, spiky piano, bass solo
7. 9:23 – steady march thru odd chord progressions: guitar really opens it up, piano solo is like a broken machine
8. 10:27 – slinky guitar-led chillout keeps threatening to bust out into uptempo rock, finally does it, but then settles into a little percussive groove
9. 5:42 – wide open, hushed ballad: gentle piano solo first 2 mins.

[ Fo ] - 15 September 2013

Track Listing
1.The Watcher 5.The Color Of Iris
2.The Empty Chair 6.A New Day
3.Spirals 7.The True Meaning Of Detrmination
4.Choir 8.Evolution