|Holland, Dave Quintet / Extended Play: Live at Birdlan|
|Album:||Extended Play: Live at Birdlan||Collection:||Jazz|
|Artist:||Holland, Dave Quintet||Added:||09/2003|
|Label:||Ecm Records (Jazz)|
|Add Date:||2003-09-29||Pull Date:||2003-12-01||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||16 Nov||9 Nov||12 Oct|
|1.||Aug 16, 2015:||Mix Tape: Jazz (maybe some Elvis) |
|4.||Nov 02, 2003:||jellydish |
|2.||Nov 09, 2003:||To the Moon |
|5.||Oct 10, 2003:||Memory Select |
|3.||Nov 07, 2003:||Memory Select |
Free for All
|6.||Oct 05, 2003:||Oh Messy Life |
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
|1.||The Balance||5.||Free for All|
|3.||Jugglers Parade||7.||Prime Directive|
|4.||Make Believe||8.||Bedouin Trail|