|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.||Sun, 16 Aug 15:||The DJ Formerly Known as . . .|
Mix Tape: Jazz (maybe some Elvis)
|4.||Sun, 02 Nov 03:||Son of Squid|
|2.||Sun, 09 Nov 03:||otto mattick|
To the Moon
|5.||Fri, 10 Oct 03:||Wedge|
|3.||Fri, 07 Nov 03:||Wedge|
|6.||Sun, 05 Oct 03:||smurph|
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|