Triplicate (album)

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Studio album by Dave Holland Trio
Released 1988
Recorded March 1988
Genre Post-Bop
Length 55:08
Label ECM
Producer Lee Townsend
Dave Holland Trio chronology
The Razor's Edge

Triplicate is an album by jazz bassist Dave Holland released on the ECM label in 1988.[1] It was the first album to be released by Dave Holland following the dissolving of his first working quintet that had featured Steve Coleman, Robin Eubanks, Kenny Wheeler and Marvin "Smitty" Smith. Coleman was the sole member to be remain for this session while the drum chair was filled by Jack DeJohnette, who had worked extensively with Holland in the bands of Miles Davis, Chick Corea and Gateway.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars calling it a "well-rounded date".[2]

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

Track listing[edit]

All tunes written by Dave Holland, except as noted.

  1. "Games" (Steve Coleman) - 5:04
  2. "Quiet Fire" - 5:47
  3. "Take The Coltrane" (Duke Ellington) - 6:24
  4. "Rivers Run" - 9:14
  5. "Four Winds" - 4:18
  6. "Triple Dance" - 8:05
  7. "Blue" (Jack DeJohnette) - 6:06
  8. "African Lullaby" (Traditional, arr. Dave Holland) - 3:08
  9. "Segment" (Charlie Parker) - 6:34
  • Recorded at the Power Station, New York in March 1988


  • The tune “Four Winds” was originally recorded by Holland on his 1972 debut album on the ECM record label.
  • The tune “Rivers Run” is dedicated to composer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Rivers.[3]
  • “Rivers Run” was re-recorded by Holland on his 2008 sextet album, Pass It On.


Steve Coleman - alto saxophone
Dave Holland - double bass
Jack DeJohnette - drums


  1. ^ ECM catalogue
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed August 19, 2011.
  3. ^ The liner notes for the album.