Cd -  Dave Holland Sextet : Pass It On

Cd - Dave Holland Sextet : Pass It On

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Informazioni sull'oggetto Album Features UPC: 600753106679 Artist: Dave Holland (Bass) Format: CD Release Year: 2008 Record Label: Universal Distribution Genre: Avant-Garde, Downtown, Jazz Instrument Track Listing 1. The Sum of All Parts 2. Fast Track 3. Lazy Snake 4. Double Vision 5. Equality 6. Modern Times 7. Rivers Run 8. Processional 9. Pass It On Details Playing Time: 74 min. Distributor: Universal Distribution Recording Type: Studio Recording Mode: Stereo SPAR Code: n/a Album Notes Dave Holland (Bass): Dave Holland (upright bass); Antonio Hart (alto saxophone); Alex Sipagin (trumpet); Robin Eubanks (trombone); Mulgrew Miller (piano); Eric Harland (drums).Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY (08/2007).Using a sextet, upright bassist Holland sets the bar even higher than on his previous efforts, adding the always tasteful pianist Mulgrew Miller and a four-horn front line that is relentless. The jaunty opening number, "The Sum of All Parts," is a 5/4 African percussion-based piece led by Robin Eubanks with folded-in alto and trumpet and witty counterpoint. Adding a light samba feel during the upbeat "Fast Track" with the horns in perfect unison, the ensemble shifts up to hard bop. A 10/8 choppy and bouncy "Modern Times" also uses Brazilian inferences and sees Antonio Hart switching to soprano. On the soulful side, the title track recalls visions of Horace Silver - a groovy, fun boogaloo that has "radio hit" written all over it, while "Lazy Snake" takes the soul element deep underground and contrasts it with a suggestion of stark surrealism. Then there's the near 14-minute, free-based, diffuse "Rivers Run" (dedicated to Sam Rivers), which features the accented by the bowed bass of Holland, building in intensity as the horns step up the sonic density in darker hues. Of course, this band can easily drive music hard, as on the post-bopper "Equality," which turns sullen and funky, then swings angularly. 8. Taney County 9. The Blessing 10. Passion Flower Details Playing Time: 62 min. Contributing Artists: Billy Higgins, Ernie Watts, Alan Broadbent Producer: Hans Wendl Distributor: Universal Distribution Recording Type: Studio Recording Mode: Stereo SPAR Code: DDD Album Notes Personnel: Charlie Haden (acoustic bass); Ernie Watts (tenor saxophone); Alan Broadbent (piano); Billy Higgins (drums).Recorded at Producers 1 & 2, Los Angeles, California on December 22-23, 1986.Personnel: Ernie Watts (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Alan Broadbent (piano); Billy Higgins (drums).Liner Note Author: Charlie Haden.Recording information: Producers 1 & 2, Los Angeles, CA (12/22/1986-12/23/1986).Photographers: Ray Avery; Bruce Talamon.Unknown Contributor Roles: Ernie Watts; Alan Broadbent; Billy Higgins .Charlie Haden's Quartet West launched the ensemble that would become his most popular grouping throughout the '80s and '90s. Haden, who had made a name for himself as an avant-garde bassist in Ornette Coleman's band and elsewhere, including the influential Liberation Music Orchestra, returned to a bop-influenced, more mainstream sound with this grouping. While the album may not be stretching many boundaries stylistically, this format does little to dilute Haden's impressive performances, and his love for this material is made obvious with his intricate arrangements, especially on the two Ornette Coleman tunes, "The Good Life" and "The Blessing." ("The Blessing" appears as one of two bonus tracks on the CD version, with the other being Billy Strayhorn's "Passion Flower.") "The Good Life," in particular, is infused with energy, and is a showcase for some nimble, joyous, effortless playing by pianist Alan Broadbent. Haden has three originals here, the strongest of which, "In the Moment," shows off some of the rhythmic complexity that he has displayed in his previous work. Perhaps the true highlight of the album, though, is a version of Charlie Parker's "Passport" that brings together the whole band in one exuberant expression of energy. ~ Stacia Proefrock