Dave Holland – Unchartered Territories

Album (Brief) | Dare2 | By Liam Wilkinson | Stars: 3/5

As jazz conversationalists go, Dave Holland is a right old chatterbox. The 71 year old British bassist has been engaging in musical deep and meaningfuls with the cream of the jazz world for over forty years. His latest outing, Unchartered Territories, presents no fewer than twenty-three fascinating collaborations with renowned sax man and old sparring partner Evan Parker, as well as pianist Craig Taborn and percussionist Ches Smith. Spread over two CDs and three LPs, the album moves ever-seductively through melodic, abstract, meditative and adventurous dialogues between these four outstanding musicians.