Dave Holland: Jugglers Parade

Track

Jugglers Parade

Group

Dave Holland Quintet

CD

Prime Directive (ECM 1698)

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Musicians:

Dave Holland (bass),

Chris Potter (saxes), Robin Eubanks (trombone), Steve Nelson (vibes, marimba), Billy Kilson (drums)

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Composed by Dave Holland

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Recorded: New York, December 10-12, 1998

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Rating: 85/100 (learn more)

It's hard to believe this CD was released a decade ago, and this track is one of the few tip-offs that the band was in the early stages of its development. "Jugglers Parade" features a charmingly jagged, swinging head arrangement and some manhandling groove playing from Holland and Kilson. Potter's solo has a few bebop references, which demonstrates not only his youthful savvy but also how far his playing has come since then. This track even has some old-fashioned trading fours with the drummer.

Reviewer: Bill Harrison

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