Dave Holland: Shadow Dance

Track

Shadow Dance

Group

Dave Holland Big Band

CD

What Goes Around (ECM 1777)

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Musicians:

Dave Holland (bass), Antonio Hart (flute, alto sax), Billy Kilson (drums),

Earl Gardner, Alex Sipiagin, Duane Eubanks (trumpets), Robin Eubanks, Andre Hayward, Josh Roseman (trombones), Mark Gross (alto sax), Chris Potter (tenor sax), Gary Smulyan (baritone sax), Steve Nelson (vibes)

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Rating: 92/100 (learn more)

This tune opens with none other than the leader Dave Holland proving with a cryptic upright bassline why he's been so in demand over his 40-year career. He continues for more than 2 minutes with a solo that has definite moments of Charles Mingus's influence. Antonio Hart joins in at the 3-minute mark with a dazzling flute solo that gives the song its title. Drummer Billy Kilson is quite at home with his free use of the ride cymbal and snare cracks. An overall great performance from one of jazz's more underrated contemporary big bands.

Reviewer: Jared Pauley

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