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Dave Holland – Another Land (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Dave Holland – Another Land (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:07:35 minutes | 1,24 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Edition Records

Another Land is the new album from the all-star trio featuring Dave Holland, Kevin Eubanks and Obed Calvaire and a power-packed set of originals. This is a potent studio set of fluid themes developed by the band and forged in the furnace of live performance. During the live shows that preceded the recording of Another Land, Dave explains “we were doing a continuous set, once we started we very rarely stopped, we just kept going,”. The Guardian described the shows as a “blues-fuelled inferno summoning the spirit of Hendrix”

Throughout his career, Dave Holland has established a reputation for making his bands a proving ground for promising young instrumentalists, but his latest trio is a true all-star assemblage of jazz heavyweights, all established bandleaders and composers, each representing the world standard on their instrument. Released on limited edition double vinyl, CD and hi-res download, this is a power-packed set that reunites Dave with the guitar work of Kevin Eubanks, whose searing, soulful approach was last heard on Dare 2 as part of the Prism project. Eubanks was also key to the muscular quartet that recorded Holland’s seminal 1990 ECM release Extensions, and this new band is yet another example of Holland’s brilliance at building ensembles that are greater than the sum of their formidable parts.

This is a power trio with a flaming heart! Alongside guitarist Kevin Eubanks and drummer Obed Calvaire, Dave Holland plays the arsonist. Whether acoustic or electric, his bass lines seem possessed by a spirit, perhaps that of Hendrix. On some tracks, this frenetic jazz is spurred on by a blues sound. Born on stage, Another Land was set down in the studio in September 2020. The three musicians are as strong as ever, whatever the content of their performance. Whether they’re playing a super-rhythmic number (Eubanks dazzles on the opening track Grave Walker), a complex ensemble (Mashup) or dreamy ballad (Passing Time), these artists fine-tune their music in minute detail. This exceptionally fluid release offers yet more proof of the intensity of the bond between Kevin Eubanks and Dave Holland: the two men have been friends for 30 years. – Marc Zisman


1. Dave Holland – Grave Walker
2. Dave Holland – Another Land
3. Dave Holland – Gentle Warrior
4. Dave Holland – 20 20
5. Dave Holland – Quiet Fire
6. Dave Holland – Mashup
7. Dave Holland – Passing Time
8. Dave Holland – The Village
9. Dave Holland – Bring It Back Home


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