Dave Holland is bringing his quintet to town this week. Chris Potter, Robin Eubanks, Steve Nelson and Nate Smith will join Mr. Holland for two sets at Schenectady's Van Dyck this Friday night. The same group, with Antonio Hart filling in for Mr. Eubanks, performed at the club back in '98 and it was an incredible evening of music. Tunes clocked in at over a half hour and it was nice to hear Mr. Hart play Mr. Holland's music. I'm excited to see the band with it's regular line up this time around. In anticipation I've been listening to ...
DAVE HOLLAND QUINTET Extended Play (ECM)
DAVE HOLLAND QUINTET Not For Nothin' (ECM)
DAVE HOLLAND QUINTET Prime Directive (ECM)
In other DHQ news, I stumbled upon Robin Eubanks' Podcast in the iTunes music store. While I was initially drawn in by his interviews with Chris Potter I've become a big fan of the backstage banter from the various performances that Mr. Eubanks is a part of. It must be a blast to be on the road with this guy. If the above link doesn't work just search for "Robin Eubanks" at iTunes or visit his website at www.robineubanks.com and click on "projects".