Extensions (Dave Holland album)

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Extensions
Studio album by Dave Holland Quartet
Released 1990
Recorded September 1989
Power Station, New York
Genre Post-Bop
Length 59:01
Label ECM
Producer Manfred Eicher
Dave Holland chronology
Triplicate
(1988)
Extensions
(1990)
Question and Answer
(1990)

Extensions is an album by jazz bassist Dave Holland released on the ECM label in 1990.[1] It was Dave Holland's eight album to be released on the ECM label. It features two members of his previous quintet -Steve Coleman and Marvin "Smitty" Smith - alongside guitarist Kevin Eubanks, in his first appearance on a Dave Holland record.
Holland reprised his tune Processional, first recorded on this album, on his later sextet album Pass It On.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Brian Olewnick awarded the album 4 stars calling it a "tight and enjoyable quartet date" and "One of his better albums from this period, Extensions should please any Holland fan, and is an agreeable and non-threatening jumping in point for the curious".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

"Extensions" was voted Album of the Year (1989) by Downbeat Magazine.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Nemesis" (Kevin Eubanks) - 11:31
  2. "Processional" (Dave Holland) - 7:16
  3. "Black Hole" (Steve Coleman) - 10:10
  4. "The Oracle" (Dave Holland) - 14:32
  5. "101° Fahrenheit (Slow Meltdown)" (Steve Coleman) - 4:50
  6. "Color Of Mind" (Kevin Eubanks) - 10:11
    • Recorded September 1989, Power Station, New York

Personnel[edit]

Steve Coleman - alto saxophone
Kevin Eubanks - electric guitar
Dave Holland - double bass
Marvin "Smitty" Smith - drums

References[edit]