World Trio: The Whirling Dervish


The Whirling Dervish


World Trio


World Trio (Intuition 2152)

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Dave Holland (bass), Kevin Eubanks (guitar), Mino Cinelu (percussion).

Composed by Dave Holland


Recorded: New York, c. 1995


Rating: 86/100 (learn more)

This rollicking track is appropriately titled. The trio dances through this up-tempo tune that really does evoke images of ecstatically whirling Sufis. All three musicians play great solos; Holland demonstrates his graceful way of handling rhythms over the barline and Eubanks shows off his super-bad John McLaughlin- style chops. Cinelu manages to work up quite a head of steam despite the dynamic limitations of hand percussion. It is unfortunate that this band didn't survive to record more, but it was great while it lasted.

Reviewer: Bill Harrison

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