Easily one of the best jazz bands to emerge in the past half-dozen years, the Dave Holland Quintet takes dynamic interplay to the nth degree. Holland is a bass virtuoso with roots in electric Miles and the '70s avant garde, and both experiences surface here. Saxophonist Chris Potter and trombonist Robin Eubanks are a dream team up front, and vibist Steve Nelson and drummer Billy Kilson fill out one of the more elastic rhythm sections on the scene. At the root is Holland, whose sound fills a room even when seemingly buried by a torrent of other sounds... Anyone who's caught the band before can testify to its sheer, infectious energy." -- Kyle Parker, Philadelphia CityPaper
Holland, in all of his projects, has become a welcome regular at The Shedd -- If you missed the last time he was here with the Quintet, be at The Jaqua March 21st. The experience is intense, intellectually satisfying, and almost athletic in its overall gestalt.