In the 40 years since Holland appeared on Miles Davis' notorious Bitches Brew and In a Silent Way sessions, he has continually chosen the path less traveled for the sake of musical adventure. Collaborations with Anthony Braxton, Chick Corea, Bill Frisell and countless others have served to sharpen his approach of flirting with the avant garde while still connecting to the masses. As Holland plucked his unusually shaped upright bass last evening while fronting the quintet that bears his name, his face featured a grin so large that the Sheldon Concert Hall's stage could barely contain it. Read More.
There's no band that really sounds like Lambchop, even if their Americana aesthetic on an evening like this seems so simple, so conventional. Read More.