"It was part of a beautiful, long story," Dee Dee Bridgewater says of hosting JazzSet. "It has been a highlight of my career."
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October 2, 2014 From outdoor festivals to concert halls in major cities, JazzSet was there. Hear an intimate, bittersweet farewell, with highlights that span the NPR jazz program's 23-year run.
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February 13, 2014 JazzSet celebrates the 70th birthday of NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron with new duets featuring bassist Dave Holland at the Kennedy Center's Family Theater. Plus, hear a solo Barron set.
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Left to right: Craig Taborn (piano), Dave Holland (bass), Kevin Eubanks (electric guitar), Eric Harland (drums).
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October 1, 2013 Prism features one of the loudest bands of the bassist's career. The pleasures of the groove here are complex and deep — it's not just about moving feet.
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Jazz bassist Dave Holland (left) and flamenco guitarist Pepe Habichuela spent three years recording Hands, their new album.
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November 16, 2010 On his new album, the jazz bassist is assisted by guitarist Pepe Habichuela as he explores a new genre. This courage, according to reviewer Banning Eyre, is what separates the men from the masters.
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Nathen Page put out his 1983 album PAGE-ing NATHEN on his own record label, Hugo's Music.
July 29, 2010 With many jazz musicians joining indie rock and rap musicians to sell their own music -- and their image -- online, it's clear that only through a lot of non-musical work can musicians take control of their careers.
During his nearly 50-year career, Dave Holland has appeared on, he figures, roughly 200 albums.
July 23, 2010 Holland started gigging with Miles Davis at 19 before going on to play with Anthony Braxton. Holland's own body of work is informed by family, which includes the students he mentors.
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George Wein's Newport All-Stars perform at the 2008 Newport Jazz Festival.
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August 6, 2009 Some say the best way to experience Newport Jazz is from a sailboat. On the Fort Adams stage, looking into the harbor, Wein relaxes at the piano with an all-star group. Later in the hour, bassist Dave Holland and three friends (including Chris Potter on tenor) stand up to the sun with rhythmic invention and assertive solos.
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December 31, 2008 Cross-pollination of excellent musicians made for some amazing jazz in 2008. The year's best CDs feature numerous musicians collaborating with each other on a wide variety of recordings. Hearing the best musicians work with other geniuses is a wonderful thing to witness. Here are 10 of the best jazz CDs of the year.
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December 22, 2008 Whether openly or covertly, all music types love this time of year. It's list-making season. Those of us behind the Take Five series wanted to get in on the act, too. So we asked WBGO, WDUQ and Jazz24 to share their top picks of 2008 with a couple more from the series curators.
November 25, 2008 It's been a remarkable year for jazz, and narrowing down a Top 10 list for 2008 takes a bit of work. Once again, there's room for enthusiasm and optimism about the state of jazz and its ability to inspire musicians and listeners alike. Here's a look (and a listen) back at some of the year's highlights.
Chris Potter and Dave Holland.
August 9, 2008 The group was remarkably communicative for a band on its second gig together. Bassist Holland, pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, saxophonist Chris Potter and drummer Eric Harland played a set of originals.
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April 24, 2005 This spring, bassist and composer Dave Holland has been touring with his Big Band, and he's released a new recording with the ensemble. The CD is called Overtime, and it's out on his own label, Dare2Records. Holland tells Liane Hansen about swinging with a big-band sound.
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October 10, 2001 Charles de Ledesma reviews two new modern jazz releases. The first is Hyperion with Higgins, by Charles Lloyd, who plays the tenor saxophone. He has dedicated his album to the late Billy Higgins, who played drums with Lloyd. The second album is Not for Nothin, by the Dave Holland Quintet. Ledesma says both albums reinforce that modern jazz is still a potent creative musical force. Both CDs are from the record label ECM.
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