Dave Holland: What Goes Around (big band version)


What Goes Around


Dave Holland Big Band


What Goes Around (ECM 1777)

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Dave Holland (bass), Antonio Hart (alto sax, flute), Billy Kilson (drums), Chris Potter (tenor sax), Gary Smulyan (baritone sax), Steve Nelson (vibes),

Mark Gross (alto), Andre Hayward (trombone), Josh Roseman (trombone), Earl Gardner (trumpet, flugelhorn), Alex Sipiagin (trumpet, flugelhorn), Duane Eubanks (trumpet, flugelhorn)


Recorded: Avatar Studios, New York, January 2001


Rating: 92/100 (learn more)

After early recordings with Miles Davis and Chick Corea (Circle), bassist Dave Holland established himself as a leader with a long-running quartet and quintet known for complex, through-composed pieces usually including multiple odd-meter passages and collective improvisation. His most recent quintet of Kilson (now Nate Smith), Potter, R. Eubanks, and Nelson was augmented by eight more players to form a big band for the first time in 2001. Hollandís already complex quintet material is compounded here with even more cross-rhythms and thematic variation for the big band. The musicians seamlessly execute the 11/4 melody (alternating measures 6/4 and 5/4).

Reviewer: Eric Novod

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