Jazz bassist Dave Holland is known for the lyricism of his playing, for his mentoring of younger players and for his humility as a bandleader. Holland began his career in England as a teenager and moved to the U.S. on the promise of a gig with Miles Davis. Since then, he's stayed put on these shores, developing a solid career as a jazz bassist's bassist and releasing a prodigious stream of albums.
I met with Holland at his home near Woodstock, N.Y., where his wife Clare doesn't need to stick around for her husband's interview. More...
Check out this NPR interview. Dave Holland is a superb bassist. He started working with Miles Davis when he was 19 then he became a fixture on New York City's loft jazz scene of the 1970s. Since then he has worked with just about every significant jazz player. I have had the good fortune of seeing him play quite often, as well as producing a jazz festival which featured his group.
John H. Armwood
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