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Monday January 28, 2013

from www.mlive.com

Jazz bassist Dave Holland started at the top, still there 40 years later
By: Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Jazz bassist Dave Holland broke into the business behind the jazz trumpet great Miles Davis.

When you start at the top, they say, there’s no place left to go but down. Except Holland stayed there.

The past 40 years has seen him work alongside Stan Getz, Thelonious Monk, Betty Carter, all of whom live on only in memory and record collections.

He’s one of the last men standing, and knowing that matters when you hear the Dave Holland Quintet.

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