Dave Holland & Kenny Barron
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Dave Holland & Kenny Barron
The Art of Conversation

Dave Holland & Kenny Barron

Mar 23, 2018
Miner Auditorium

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Beginning with his live 1971 ECM session Improvisations for Cello and Guitar with English avant-garde guitar icon Derek Bailey, Holland’s duet partners have included a kaleidoscopic tally of master musicians including bassist Barre Phillips, saxophonists Sam Rivers and Steve Coleman, vibraphonist Karl Berger, Bulgarian pianist Milcho Leviev, Tunisian oud player Dhafer Youssef, and Spanish flamenco guitarist Pepe Habichuela. In a reprise of one of the highlights of Holland’s Season 1 residency, he joins forces with piano great Kenny Barron for a series of expansive instrumental pas de deux, revisiting an enduring and magical partnership that was documented on their celebrated 2014 Impulse! release, The Art of Conversation. Barron is an NEA Jazz Master and ten-time GRAMMY nominee who helped define and extend the jazz tradition since his work with Dizzy Gillespie in the early ‘60s catapulted him into the spotlight. A series of long running gigs with Freddie Hubbard, Yusef Lateef and Ron Carter have kept him there over the years. Called “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” by the Los Angeles Times, he has recorded nearly 50 albums as a bandleader.

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ABOUT DAVE HOLLAND
Far more than one of the jazz’s greatest bassists, Dave Holland has inhabited the music’s adventurous edge ever since Miles Davis hired him to anchor his band in 1968 as it rapidly morphed from an acoustic powerhouse to a pioneering fusion combo. After spending years exploring the outer reaches with Anthony Braxton and Sam Rivers and founding the pioneering Gateway Trio with John Abercrombie and Jack DeJohnette, the British-born bassist started leading his own ensembles which have served as a proving ground for a legion of celebrated improvisers. Nearly 40 albums as a leader and collaborations with Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Kenny Wheeler and dozens more have made him among the most versatile and prolific bassist/composers in jazz history.

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Among his countless musical gifts, bassist, bandleader, and composer Dave Holland has proven to be a master of duo encounters throughout his career. 

Pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Dave Holland have massive chops, and a lot to say, so their new duet album, The Art of Conversation, is everything the title suggests.

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Pianist Kenny Barron and bassist Dave Holland have massive chops, and a lot to say, so their new duet album, The Art of Conversation, is everything the title suggests.

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Personnel

Dave Holland bass
Kenny Barron piano

These 10 tracks all showcase the profound mastery of two artists who share an easy rapport and elegantly restrained expressiveness.

JazzTimes on The Art of Conversation

Personnel

Dave Holland bass
Kenny Barron piano

These 10 tracks all showcase the profound mastery of two artists who share an easy rapport and elegantly restrained expressiveness.

JazzTimes on The Art of Conversation

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