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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 16Nov 9Oct 12

 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