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Dave Holland Big Band
What Goes Around

Antonio Hart alto saxophone, flute
Mark Gross alto saxophone
Chris Potter tenor saxophone
Gary Smulyan baritone saxophone
Robin Eubanks trombone
Andre Hayward trombone
Josh Roseman trombone
Earl Gardner trumpet, flugelhorn
Alex Sipiagin trumpet, flugelhorn
Duane Eubanks trumpet, flugelhorn
Steve Nelson vibraphone
Dave Holland double-bass
Billy Kilson drums
 
Triple Dance
Blues for C.M.
The Razor's Edge
What Goes Around
Upswing
First Snow
Shadow Dance

Recorded January 2001
ECM 1777
 
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The long awaited debut recording of Dave Holland's Big Band, with a programme of favourite Holland tunes newly orchestrated for large ensemble. At the nucleus of the big band is the multi-award winning Dave Holland Quintet (with Steve Nelson, Robin Eubanks, Chris Potter, and Billy Kilson) Their characteristic sound established a direction for the larger ensemble. Taking his cue from the great examples of Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn and Charles Mingus, Holland has arranged the material to showcase the strengths of the players. Holland: "I wanted the music to be settings for improvisers, and this led me to combine improvisation and written parts. Flexibility has been built into the music."