Dave Holland: A Giant, and Still Growing
Interviewer since 1999R.J. DeLuke is an indefatigable jazz fan and arbiter elegantiarum who aspires to ultimate hipness; also an upstate NY freelance writer for various media.
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And so the band goes on. "I'm already thinking about the next CD and the next music I'm writing. I'm involved right now in writing some music for the band, and hopefully it will be moving forward," he says. "I'm very happy for the acknowledgement and it certainly an indication that people are taking notice. And of course it opens up yet more possibilities, work-wise, for the band, to take our music around to even more people."
"You're always thinking about the next step, once you've done something. You enjoy the fact that it works and it came together, but you kind of focus on what more can be done and what more can be learned from it. So I'm already thinking about the next CD and the next music I'm writing. I'm involved right now in writing some music for the band, and hopefully it will be moving forward."
So for fans of the band and the music, there's a lot to look forward to as these fine musical minds continue to grow together, directed by the stable veteran of the bass violin.
"We are booking, or projecting, about a year and a half ahead. That's necessary for a lot of reasons. We try to make it possible for the members of the group also to do some other things that they may want to do. So we try to plan out the work for the quintet over a fairly good length of time into the future. Through the end of next year we've got plans to be touring with the quintet. And from time to time some concerts with the big band too."
Life, as they say, is good. The music is great.
Visit Dave Holland on the web at www.daveholland.com .