Dave Holland

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    July 17, 2014

    The Great Flood director Bill Morrison on collaborating with Bill Frisell

    New York-based filmmaker Bill Morrison had already made two short films using Bill Frisell's pre-recorded music, but Morrison wanted to work with the well-known jazz guitarist on a longer project. That effort would become The Great Flood, a documentary that they started collaborating on a few years ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    The five best jazz shows in Denver this month

    5. IMPROVISED ROOTS #4 @ DAZZLE | FRI & SAT, 3/15-3/16 While Greg Garrison plays bass for local bluegrass act Leftover Salmon, he also knows his way around jazz changes. With his Improvised Roots series, he brings the two worlds together with roots music. The previous two shows in his Improvised Roo ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    If jazz wasn't heady enough, Chris Potter wrote an entire album inspired by The Odyssey

    As a teenager in the late'80s, tenor saxophonist Chris Potter performed with the great Red Rodney. He later went on to collaborate with luminaries like Herbie Hancock, Jim Hall, Paul Motian, Dave Holland, and, more recently, he was a member of the Pat Metheny Unity Band. While he's played as a sidem ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Marco Benevento on his latest album, circuit bent toys and Brad Mehldau

    ​As half of the Benevento-Russo Duo, Marco Benevento played bass lines with his feet and held down organ and Wurlitzer parts with separate hands. But in the trio format, he's completely at home behind the piano, which he says is totally his ax. The forward-thinking Benevento makes captivating ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of February 8, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    To the shock of no one, PETA barbecues a naked woman

    The National Cattlemen's Summer Convention is in town right now, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals responded in a way that only PETA could: by spray-painting a naked employee red and black and having her lie on a grill outside the downtown Sheraton, where the conference is being held ... More >>

  • Music

    August 17, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Calendar

    March 31, 2005

    The Back-Alley Way

    The Madwoman celebrates rags over riches.

  • Music

    September 11, 2003

    The Evolutionary

    Charting the territory explored by John McLaughlin's guitar.

  • Music

    April 17, 2003

    Critic's Choice

    Dave Holland

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    December 26, 2002

    That's a Wrap-Up

    Backbeat writers sound off on a few of their favorite musical things from 2002.

  • Music

    August 8, 2002

    Altar Ego

    The Wendel-Endsley Group finds sanctuary in sound.

  • Music

    January 17, 2002

    Taking Flight

    Legendary drummer Roy Haynes sings Bird's praises while creating his own legend.

  • Music

    December 27, 2001


    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    On the Records

    Backbeat contributors reflect on the releases that helped them survive the year 2000.

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    Bass Instincts

    Dave Holland's jazz cuts to the heart of the matter.

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    Sonny Stitt

    Just the Way It Was (Label M ) and Stan Getz My Foolish Heart (Label M )

  • News

    April 8, 1999
  • Music

    April 8, 1999

    Spread the Jam

    Medeski, Martin and Wood branch out beyond jazz.

  • Music

    December 26, 1996

    The Prize Patrol

    The biggest musical winners from 1996.