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September 30, 2006

Bass Legend Dave Holland in Toronto With Quintet

Written by
cindy mcleod

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Dave Holland Quintet
Friday, October 13, 2006
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
7:30 pm

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Legendary Jazz Bassist Dave Holland and his Quintet to Appear in Concert

The Dave Holland Quintet comes off of a South American tour to land in Toronto for one night October 13th, the acclaimed group’s only Canadian date.

Featuring the legendary jazz bassist Dave Holland, and trombonist Robin Eubanks, saxophonist Chris Potter, bassist Steve Nelson & drummer Nate Smith, The Dave Holland Quintet will perform on Friday, October 13th at 7:30 pm at The Danforth Music Hall Theatre.

Holland, a native of England, is widely known for his work as a leader and as a sideman, and has recorded and performed with such jazz luminaries as Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Chick Corea, and Herbie Hancock among the many throughout his illustrious career. He has released several titles under his own name.

The first version of the quintet emerged in the early eighties and featured Kenny Wheeler, Julian Priester, Steve Coleman and Steve Ellington, and would eventually feature Marvin Smitty Smith and Robin Eubanks. The group recorded three groundbreaking albums and toured extensively until 1987.

1997 saw the revival of the quintet formation, and has since toured throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia, winning armloads of awards and receiving wide acclaim. The quintet have released three titles, the first two Grammy-nominted Points of View (ECM; 1998) and Prime Directive (ECM; 2000), followed by Extended Play: Live at Birdland (ECM; 2003).

Despite the individual members’ crowded schedules, each of them makes the quintet a priority. This year, in fact, they’ve been clocking in thrice with Holland, also appearing as members of his newly formed octet and big band. Dave Holland and his 13-piece Big Band recently won the Grammy for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album.

for more information visit www.torontojazz.com

Dave Holland Quintet
Friday, October 13th, 7:30 pm
Danforth Music Hall Theatre / Toronto

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