About Dave Holland
An acclaimed, ever-evolving jazz bassist, Dave Holland is a gifted improvisor and composer whose work has touched on acoustic post-bop, avant-garde jazz, and fusion. Extending the harmonic and technical innovations of slightly older players (Scott LaFaro, Gary Peacock, Barre Phillips), Holland emerged internationally during the late '60s with Miles Davis' electric ensemble. He gained respect as a composer by issuing landmark albums such as 1972's Conference of the Birds. Holland has won Grammy awards for his work, including 2002's What Goes Around and 2005's Overtime, and a nomination for his octet offering Pathways in 2010. 2013's Prism featured him leading a quartet with guitarist Kevin Eubanks and pianist Craig Taborn. In 2019 he joined saxophonist Chris Potter and drummer Zakir Hussain for Good Hope before leading his own trio for 2021's Another Land.
BORNOctober 1, 1946