Ultimate Ears’ Artist to Watch: Dave Holland

2010 has been another great year for Ultimate Ears and the artist to watch program.  But like another helping of mashed potatoes as the holiday dinner table, we ain’t done yet.

We are please to bring you the fantastic Jazz Basist Dave Holland.  Dave Holland first hit the music scene when he played with Miles Davis on the Bitches Brew sessions. Then “Holland became a dominant voice in the 1970s – partnering with Rivers, and working with folk and rock musicians such as Bonnie Raitt and John Hartford, and even had a passing encounter with Jimi Hendrix.

He formed his first working quintet in 1983, and released Jumpin’ In, and continued to develop other varied and fruitful relationships with artists such as Anthony Braxton, Stan Getz, Cassandra Wilson, Jack DeJohnette, Chick Corea, Joe Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Betty Carter, Pat Metheny, Kenny Wheeler, Bill Frisell, Roy Haynes and Herbie Hancock over the course of his career.”

And this was before he embarked on his solo career.

His new album took 3 years to make (he even first went to Spain to study Flamenco with the legendary Pepe Habichuela).  To get a quick taste – check out this video from the 2009 Terrassa Jazz Festival. Simply AMAZING:


We hope you enjoy this new music and check back soon since I’ll have new artists for the new year!


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