Dave Holland Quintet Due To Tour Coasts And Midwest

Bassist taking along members of his Prime Directive band.

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 9–14.

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 13–15; Boston, Mass.; Regatta Bar

April 24–26; St Paul, Minn.; Dakota

April 27–30; Oakland, Calif.; Yoshi's

May 3–6; New York, N.Y.; Birdland

May 9–14; Chicago, Ill.; Jazz Showcase