The Dave Holland Big Band – Overtime
Dave Holland: double-bass
Billy Kilson: drums
Steve Nelson: vibraphone & marimba
Antonio Hart: alto and soprano saxophone & flute
Mark Gross: alto saxophone
Chris Potter: tenor saxophone
Gary Smulyan: baritone saxophone
Robin Eubanks: trombone
Jonathan Arons: trombone
Josh Roseman: trombone
Taylor Haskins: trumpet & flugelhorn
Alex “Sasha�? Sipiagin: trumpet & flugelhorn
Duane Eubanks: trumpet & flugelhorn
The Monterey Suite
– 1. Bring It On
– 2. Free For All
– 3. A Time Remembered
– 4. Happy Jammy
6. Mental Images
7. Last Minute Man
This CD does not need a review. It deserves a testimonial. Therefore:
“Overtime�? by the Dave Holland Big Band is a GREAT CD. If you don’t know about bassist, composer, and bandleader Dave Holland, go “Goggle�? him and educate yourself. Then come back to Abstract Logix, listen to the track samples, and buy this CD.
If you do know who Dave Holland is and you do not already own this CD: stop reading this, go to the shopping cart and buy this CD.
If you need a reason to buy this CD, then buy it because “Overtime�? is 79 minutes of consistently great music. There isn’t a bad or lax moment on the entire disc. The music is KILLER! Even if you know nothing of big band music, or think you may not like big band music, you’ll get something out of this CD. The music, arrangements, musicianship, production and sound are all excellent. If you have an appreciation of music on any level – from casual listener to professional musician – then you must own this CD.
If you don’t own this CD, then you are missing out.
It’s as simple as that.
Oh, before I forget: this recording won the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album.
Go buy your copy now and avoid the possibility of having to wait for it on back order.