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The Dave Holland Quintet's music is a mixture of progressive-minded post-bop and avant-garde jazz, with asymmetrical rhythms, creative harmonies, emphasis on group improvisation, and extended forms, to create some of the most well-respected music in postmodern jazz (in no small part because of the inspiring feat of their continued balancing act between being both accessible and edgy). The first incarnation of the Dave Holland Quintet was born in 1983 on the album, Jumpin' In. The original 1980s quintet (which had… read more

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  • Avatar for turbokoala
    "...a correction of names of Dave Holland's bands (trio's, quartets, quintets, octects, whatever) to just Dave Holland" [1]
  • Avatar for sbrek
    friends, what would you say about all of us suggesting a correction of names of Dave Holland's bands (trio's, quartets, quintets, octects, whatever) to just Dave Holland. I know that this names are proper, and I scrobbled them that way, but now I think it's kind of messy, having his bands all separated despite them having the same leader. I know it sounds kind of psycho, probably it's scrobbling induced neurotic disorder. I know, but wouldn't it be nice? Please help, or I'm quiting this last.fm shit :<
  • Avatar for Theeboon
    Woof woof.
  • Avatar for Zamotek
    I can't wait till the May concert damn it! The time is soooo slow
  • Avatar for jazzko
    Dave Holland is great! Im very glad for a prague concert in may/09..
  • Avatar for Edelce
    dun, dun dun dun, durun dun, dun dun, durun dun dun...
  • Avatar for jopoking
    these guys are awesome. i am wondering why they only have so few listeners. they are so talented..
  • Avatar for poorrichard
    Why would Dave Holland Quartet be an alternate name option? They're completely different.

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