Extended Play: Live at Birdland

( 3 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Shockingly, Extended Play is Dave Holland's first live album for ECM, a label he has been associated with for 30 years! Holland's standing quintet -- featuring trombonist Robin Eubanks, saxophonist Chris Potter, drummer Billy Kilson, and vibes and marimba virtuoso Steve Nelson -- are, according to today's jazz standards, a veteran ensemble. On this Birdland date from 2001, they offer ample evidence as to why they are one of the most highly regarded ensembles in the music today. The material on this double-disc collection is, predictably enough, mostly taken from the band's studio releases. But that's where predictability ends. Virtually everything here is in wonderfully ...
See more details below
CD
$24.06
BN.com price
(Save 7%)$25.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (1) from $18.99   
  • Used (1) from $18.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Shockingly, Extended Play is Dave Holland's first live album for ECM, a label he has been associated with for 30 years! Holland's standing quintet -- featuring trombonist Robin Eubanks, saxophonist Chris Potter, drummer Billy Kilson, and vibes and marimba virtuoso Steve Nelson -- are, according to today's jazz standards, a veteran ensemble. On this Birdland date from 2001, they offer ample evidence as to why they are one of the most highly regarded ensembles in the music today. The material on this double-disc collection is, predictably enough, mostly taken from the band's studio releases. But that's where predictability ends. Virtually everything here is in wonderfully extended form, with only one tune clocking in under ten minutes. Eubanks' laid-back, low-register agility and rhythmic intervention are combined with the wonderfully varied melodic sensibilities of Potter, whose melodic and dynamic palette is equally rich, offering a line that is nearly fathomless in its melodic possibilities and providing the necessary off-the-ground sensibility required to front one of the most compelling, intricately threaded, and texturally diverse rhythm sections in jazz. As evidenced by the sprawling opener, "The Balance," a Holland composition, the band is a seemingly inseparable amalgam of soloists, all gathered around shifting tempos, striated harmonics, and a chromatic prism that offers no edges, but a variety of hues and shades that is startling. While the entire performance is stunning in its diversity and consistency of inspiration, discipline, and sheer vision, other standouts do include the polyrhythmic and lyrical brilliance of "Claressence" and the breathtaking set closer, "Metamorphos." If ever there were a contender for jazz record of the year, for 2003, Extended Play is it.
Absolute Sound
The band cries out for a live album, recorded on tour, after everyone has the music down solid. Here is that album.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2003
  • Label: Ecm Records
  • UPC: 044003850521
  • Catalog Number: 000096702
  • Sales rank: 59,583

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Balance (21:00)
  2. 2 High Wire (15:18)
  3. 3 Jugglers Parade (18:26)
  4. 4 Make Believe (6:42)
  5. 5 Free for All (10:18)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Claressence (17:18)
  2. 2 Prime Directive (12:59)
  3. 3 Bedouin Trail (12:26)
  4. 4 Metamorphos (20:10)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dave Holland Quintet Primary Artist
Dave Holland Indexed Contributor, Double Bass, Group Member
Robin Eubanks Trombone, cowbell, Group Member
Billy Kilson Drums, Group Member
Chris Potter Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Group Member
Steve Nelson Quartet Marimbas, Vibes, Group Member
Technical Credits
Robin Eubanks Composer
Dave Holland Composer, Producer
Paul Bagin House Sound
James Farber Engineer
Ken Freeman Digital Editing
Chris Potter Composer
David Ruffo House Sound
Adam Blackburn Engineer
Olivier Delhaye Cover Design
Claire Holland Concept
Louise Holland Producer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(3)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    New Classic

    Killer playing and tightness that's almost ludicrous. The tunes are great, the band is great, the audience is great. Holland's band is one of (if not the) best ensembles on the planet, so if you dig modern (not smooth) jazz, then get this album!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Extended Play: Live at Birdland

    Not only will this CD be on all the jazz top ten lists for the year 2003 it will be on many all time best lists. It jumps out at you right away with Chris Potter on Sax and Robin Eubanks on Trombone blowing as hard as they can. Dave Holland picks tunes that you will want to hear over and over. This one will stay on your CD player for sometime. A must have for any Jazz fan.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Extended Play: Live at Birdland

    Not only will this be in the top ten list of all most every major jazz reviwer. It will make some all time lists as to best live jazz CD. Just start with the first track right away you hear Chris Potters super hot tenor mix with Robin Eubanks powerfull trombone. The Sound mix is perfect. Dave Holland picks a great set featuring tunes that you want to hear over and over again. This one IS A MUST HAVE that will be on your CD player for some time.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews