Dave Holland Tickets for Sale

Dave Holland is one of the prominent bassists in the world music diaspora. During the 1960s and 1970s he built upon the innovations of famous players like Gary Peacock, Scott Lafaro and Barre Phillips. With the help of some of his contemporaries like Miroslav Vitous, Eddie Gomez, Holland refined and extended the possibilities of the double bass. He has showed that bass is not only an instrument of music, it is the fuel for good musical outflow. That's the reason why it is always difficult to get a ticket for his concert. Holland's style and swing are unexcelled. Moreover, he is undoubtedly the most accomplished bassist after Charles Mingus who knows the art of pure jazz composing.

In 1946, Dave Holland was born in Wolverhampton, England. He had a keen interest in music since his childhood. He started playing ukulete when he was four. He switch over to the guitar at the age of ten and to bass at thieteen. He learnt piano as a child but predominantly he was his self master. He went through the pop music song books and listened to the radio. At he age of 13 he formed a band with some of his friends and started playing at the local clubs. At 15, Holland joined another band and decided that he would leave the school only for the purpose of becoming a musician. It was around this time, he explored the bass guitar heart and soul. He dedicated his soul in hearing the tracks composed by the great bassists Ray Brown and Leroy Vinnegar. This exerted a profound effect on him and he took up the double bass and made every possible effort to catch the proper trick. And truly, he succedded.
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May 1 Tue 8:00 PM Zakir Hussain & Dave Holland Chicago Symphony Center
Chicago, IL
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As soon as Holland moved to London, he started weekly lessons with James E. Merrit, the famous bassist of the London philharmonic Orchestra. Merrit recommended him to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to the degree program. At Guildhall, Holland came to know many things, various styles of playing the bass, from the art of playing orchestral music to New Orleans Jazz and so on. In 1966, he started working with famous musicians like saxophonist John Surman, trumpeter Kenny Wheeler, and pianist John Taylor. Miles Davis heard him performing at Ronnie Scott Club and asked Holland to be a member of his band. Holland immediately grabbed the opportunity he was looking for and moved to New York. He recorded and toured with Miles for the next two years.

In the late nineties he left Miles and with Chick Corea, Barry Atschul and Anthony Braxton he founded the group Circle. After working together for a year they parted and Holland joined Stan Getz' group. In the meantime Holland also worked with Thelonius Monk and Sam Rivers. In 1972, Holland released his first album as a leader titled "Conference of the Birds". In 1977, Holland recorded his solo bass album entitled ".Emerald Tears". His solo violoncello album "Life Circle" was recorded in 1982. After that he founded his full time working band named "A Quintet'. Steve Ellington, Julian Priester, Steve Coleman and Kenny Wheeler belonged to the first version of the group members while later members included Robin Eubanks and Marvin Smitty Smith. In 1990, Holland made world tour with the Parallel Realities group. Besides, with a tour of Europe in 1993 where he performed solo hits, he won millions of hearts. Holland's journey of music is still on. If you are interested in his music, simply log on the websites that sell tickets for his concerts.
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