Today is the official release of my new album Sky On Earth and I'm so glad to share it with you...........
Thank you so much to my amazinteam, my manager Sonny Abelardo, Billy Kilson on drums, Carlitos Del Puerto on Bass, Nicky Moroch on Guitars, Mike Ricchiuti on Piano, Luisito Quintero on Percs, Amanda Lo on Violin, Emily Price on Cello, Ken Freeman my main sound engineer, Philip Pagano and Richard Alderson sound engineers, Maxime Ruiz photo and design, Cyril Simon on body calligraphy, Sandrine Bo on make up...... And of course the two legends Bob James and David Sanborn (Official) as my special guests......
And our great partner SmoothJazz.com Global Radio
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dave holland, prime directive, 2000
1 ekim 1946 gunu wolverhampton'da gunisigini goren holland'i tum zamanlarin en buyuk bascisi saymak gerekiyor artik. eger basariyi yetenek, verimlilik ve devamlilikla esanlamli goruyorsak altmislardan iki bin onlara devasa isler beceren dave'den daha sureklilik gosteren ve verimli olan bir sanatciyi dunyada goremiyorum ben. belki saturn ya da uranus'te mevcuttur.
henuz yirmi yasinda miles davis tarafindan sisli kentte kesfedilen, yeni dunya'nin yolunu tutan, yetmislerde sam rivers ve anthony braxton'un cag degistiren guruplarinda calan, son 35 senede de sayisiz genc ve degerli calgiciyi barindirmis topluluklar yoneten caliskan ustanin yirmi birinci yuzyila sundugu ilk calisma prime directive. ve benim gibi post-bop bicemine alerji duyanlarin ustunde bile latif bir duygu uyandiriyor.
kayitlar 98 aralik ayinda. tromboncu robin eubanks, saksofonlarda chris potter, vibrafonda steve nelson ve davulda billy kilson topluluk uyeleri. toplam dokuz parca icra edilmis, besi onderin dordu uyelere dagilmis. besteler belki ihtisam tasimiyor ama farkli duzenlemeler ve dehsetengiz sololar ve ozellikle saksofon-trombon arasindaki neredeyse telepatik diyebilecegim uyum, vibrafonun yaydigi serinlik albumun citasini bulutlara cikariyor.
Some people like to collect sneakers, patches, cards, comics, etc. But back in the day, I collected used sticks from my favorite drummers at the time and I'm forever grateful that they signed them too! It's crazy looking back at all of this. I have used, signed sticks from Louis Hayes, Idris Muhammad and Lewis Nash all the way up to Brian Blade, Antonio Sanchez, @marcusbaylor7, Chris Dave and @ulyssesowensjr_
When I was first starting out on drums (1999 to be exact lol), I used to go to a Jazz concert series at Yale. I had the chance to see some awesome musicians like Elvin Jones, Frank Wes and Randy Weston. I remember going to New Haven to go see these guys play and I remember getting my heads signed by drummers. The funny thing is seeing Ben Riley's signature on my stuff and not remembering him signing it or let alone me meeting him lmao.
Looking back at all of this brings joy to my heart and inspires me to further pursue music and change lives through music. Thank you guys so much for changing mine and being the source for my inspiration. *Shout out to that Vinnie picture. I low key thought he was going to kidnap me that day...to my delight, he didn't. Vinnie is still lit tho lol*
And NO I'M NOT SELLING THESE TREASURES. THEIR MINE!!! #idrismuhammad#louishayes#LewisNash#JeeseKilpatrick#BillyKilson#ChrisDave#DrumsAreLife