Tuesday, March 07, 2023

Intensity and dynamics: Dave Holland, Eric Harland, and Kevin Eubanks at Moods in Zurich, 6 March 2023

Before the band began playing at Moods in Zurich last night, bassist Dave Holland first introduced drummer Eric Harland and guitarist Kevin Eubanks (with Eubanks introducing Holland) and then announced that they would play straight through without further comments. After a short quiet beginning with Holland and Harland, the band quickly reached a crescendo as Eubanks entered with psychedelic guitar. The band maintained that loud intensity for minutes on end – and maintained a similar intensity even in later, quieter passages, especially in one in which Harland offered a wide range of variations of what a drummer can do when just playing snare, hi-hat, and an occasional touch of toms and cymbals. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 7 March 2023)

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