Dave Holland featuring Chris Potter: The Balance

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The Balance

Group

Dave Holland Quintet

CD

Extended Play: Live at Birdland (ECM 186465)

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Musicians:

Chris Potter (soprano & tenor saxes), Dave Holland (bass),

Robin Eubanks (trombone), Steve Nelson (vibes), Billy Kilson (drums)

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Composed by Dave Holland

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Recorded: live at Birdland, New York, November 2001

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Rating: 89/100 (learn more)

Potter's soprano playing proves to be just as rich as his tenor playing. His extended solo on this live recording begins as Potter allows a motivic theme to unfold and build over the course of two minutes. There is much rhythmic interplay between Potter and Billy Kilson on drums. The band's intensity grows steadily, encouraging Potter to eventually unleash a fury of sixteenth-note runs and angry repeated riffs over driving backgrounds.

Reviewer: Jacob Teichroew

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