Holland, Dave Quintet / Extended Play: Live at Birdlan
Album: Extended Play: Live at Birdlan   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Holland, Dave Quintet   Added:Sep 2003
Label:Ecm Records (Jazz)  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-09-29 Pull Date: 2003-12-01 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Nov 16 Nov 9 Oct 12
Airplays: 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 16, 2015: Mix Tape: Jazz (maybe some Elvis)
Make Believe
4. Nov 02, 2003: jellydish
Jugglers Parade
2. Nov 09, 2003: To the Moon
The Balance
5. Oct 10, 2003: Memory Select
Jugglers Parade
3. Nov 07, 2003: Memory Select
Free for All
6. Oct 05, 2003: Oh Messy Life
Jugglers Parade

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-10-05
Modern bebop, mostly "extended" (10- or 20-minute) versions of Holland's compositions. Has solid energy but a softly summery sound, happy. This quintet has been together more than 5 years, giving the players time to absorb the compositions and work them into these longer pieces

Lots of criss-crossing horn lines (sax/trombone) and a cool vibes/marimba wash over everything.

Saxophonist Chris Potter, who's always struck me as bland, sparks some real fire on A2 and B5.

1*- Upbeat; opens w/softly twining horn lines, moves into propulsive solos
2- Mid/fast, scattery but an "easy" sound
3*- Fast and playful. Cool marimba intro.
4- Mid/slow swaying; like a tangiential "My Favorite Things"
5*- Fast bebop pitter-patter; coolly relaxed theme

6- Mellow; becomes a fast free-for-all near the end
7*- Fast and skippy and energetic. Cute sparse horn break in the middle.
8- More sparse. Features trombone and vibes.
9- Mid/fast popping feel

Track Listing
1. The Balance   5. Free for All
2. High Wire   6. Claressence
3. Jugglers Parade   7. Prime Directive
4. Make Believe   8. Bedouin Trail
  9. Meamorphos