Veteran bassist Dave Holland is going on tour in April with the quintet featured on his new disc, Prime Directive (Feb. 29): saxophonist Chris Potter, trombonist Robin Eubanks, drummer Billy Kilson and Steve Nelson on vibes.
After kicking off April 6 at the TRI-C Jazz Festival in Cleveland, the tour will pass through Canada en route to the East Coast, followed by a stop at Yoshi's in Oakland, Calif., a return to the east for a stint at Birdland in New York and a closing engagement in Chicago from May 914.
A veteran of Miles Davis' late-'60s Bitches Brew band, Holland went on to play with a range of players in a variety of idioms, from Chick Corea and Pat Metheny to M-Base kingpin Steve Coleman and avant-garde composer/saxophonist Anthony Braxton. As a leader, the bassist produced the acclaimed Conference of the Birds LP in 1972, followed by numerous others, all critically well received.
Prime Directive includes the track "Make Believe" (RealAudio excerpt).
Dave Holland tour dates:
April 6; Cleveland, Ohio; TRI-C Jazz Fest
April 7-8; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Bird of Paradise
April 10; Ottawa, Canada; Carelton University
April 1315; Boston, Mass.; Regatta Bar
April 2426; St Paul, Minn.; Dakota
April 2730; Oakland, Calif.; Yoshi's
May 36; New York, N.Y.; Birdland
May 914; Chicago, Ill.; Jazz Showcase