Bass Maestro At SFJAZZ Center

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Thursday March 22, 2018

From CBS SF Bay Area

Bass Maestro Holds Forth At SFJAZZ Center
By: Dave Pehling

One of the most important musicians to emerge from the British jazz scene during the 1960s, legendary bassist Dave Holland comes to the SFJAZZ Center for four nights of music starting Thursday.

Holland has been a regular attraction at the SFJAZZ Center, anchoring a similar four-night run of performances in 2013 that featured the Bay Area debut of his more recent electric band Prism, with Taborn, guitarist Kevin Eubanks (a collaborator from Holland’s blazing late ’80s/early ’90s quartet) and volcanic drummer Eric Harland in addition to more recent appearances as part of tabla master Zakir Hussain’s Crosscurrents septet with celebrated tenor saxophonist Chris Potter as well as violinist/vocalist Ganesh Rajagopalan and guitarist Sanjay Divecha.

For this four-night residency at the SFJAZZ Center’s Miner Auditorium, Holland will start things off Thursday night with a rare solo performance, followed by a set of duets Friday evening with pianist Kenny Barron, who the bassist recorded the acclaimed duo album The Art of the Conversation with for Impulse Records in 2014. On Saturday, Holland takes the stage with a potent trio featuring guitarist Eubanks and powerhouse drummer and member of the SFJAZZ Collective Obed Calvaire for two sets including an early performance exclusively for SFJAZZ members only. The bass maestro closes things out on Sunday with this most recent all-star quartet of Beninese guitar player Lionel Loueke, drummer Harland and saxophone titan Potter that recorded Holland’s most recent studio effort as a leader, Aziza, which he released on his own Dare2 label in 2016.

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