"Something Sam Rivers said a long time ago has stayed with me: 'Don't leave anything out, use it all.' That's become almost a mantra for me over the years as I've tried to find a way to build a vehicle which lets me utilise the full spectrum which includes the [jazz] tradition, which includes playing the blues, which includes improvising freely. I love all that music, and there's been a desire to reconcile all those areas, to make them relevant, hopefully, in a contemporary context, as one music." -- Dave Holland
OFAM presents Down Beat Critics' Poll's "Number One Acoustic Jazz Group of the Year",/b>, The Dave Holland Quintet, Sunday, February 2, 2003 at The Shedd. Don't miss it.