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Donald Harrison, Dave Holland & Billy Cobham Trio

The Regattabar is proud to present the power trio of the three virtuosos, Donald Harrison, Dave Holland and Billy Cobham. This is the first time that they will play together as a trio. Don't miss this rare opportunity to witness their interplay live at the Regattabar.

Donald Harrison is rightly regarded as one of the most influential musicians on the scene today. The son of late great Big Chief Donald Harrison, he began working with Roy Haynes at age 19 and Jack McDuff at age 20. He joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers at age 21 and soon co-led a deeply influential group with Terence Blanchard. In addition to his collaborations with luminaries like Dr. John, McCoy Tyner, Christian Scott, Christian McBride, Cyrus Chestnut, Lena Horne, and Eddie Palmieri, he is a prodigious bandleader, having released a number of well-received records including Quantum Leap (2012).

Harrison had a prominent role in Spike Lee's HBO documentary, "When the Levees Broke." He also appeared as himself and co-wrote the sound track for Academy Award winning Director Jonathan Demme's feature film, "Rachel's Getting Married," starring Anne Hathaway and Debra Winger. Aspects of Harrison's life and music are chronicled with two characters in David Simon's ground breaking HBO series, Treme. He was a character consultant and appeared as himself in eleven episodes in the series.

Dave Holland has been at the forefront of jazz in many of its forms since his earliest days. As a young bassist, Holland was spotted by Miles Davis at Ronnie Scott's jazz club in London in 1968. He appeared on Davis' landmark recordings Filles de Kilimanjaro, In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew, and met many of the artists with whom he would continue to revolutionize modern jazz. They include such renowned names as Chick Corea, Jack DeJohnette, guitarist John Abercrombie; and Herbie Hancock, with whom Holland would reunite in the mid-90s and record such genre-defying albums as The New Standard and 2008 Grammy Album of the Year award winner Rover: The Joni Letters.

After leaving Davis' group, Holland embarked on his solo career with the release of Conference of the Birds in 1973 on ECM. In 2013, Holland celebrated 40 years as a leader by unveiling his latest quartet, Prism, a visceral electric band featuring his longtime collaborator Kevin Eubanks along with keyboardist Craig Taborn and drummer Eric Harland. In addition to Prism, Holland continues to lead his Grammy-winning big band.

Ever since his breakthrough in the early '70s as a founding member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra and progenitor of the jazz fusion movement, drummer Billy Cobham has remained a tireless musical explorer. In addition to his work with Mahavishnu, he also co-founded the fusion group Dreams, contributed to Miles Davis's seminal Bitches Brew (1970) and Tribute to Jack Johnson (1971), and has led his own solo career, beginning with his debut release Spectrum in 1973. Throughout his career, Cobham has appeared on over 300 recordings, including those by pop and rock icons like Peter Gabriel, Quincy Jones, Jack Bruce, Bob Weir, and James Brown, and to date, has produced and released more than forty albums as a leader. In 2013, Cobham celebrated the 40th anniversary of the release of Spectrum CD by touring in USA, Canada and Europe with the Spectrum 40 Band. In the summer of 2014, Cobham released a live CD recording from his highly regarded tours. In 2016, Cobham developed and introduced a groundbreaking educational program for rhythm section musicians, known as The Billy Cobham Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat, held in Mesa, Arizona. This immersive learning experience, designed for drummers, bassists, guitarists and keyboardists alike, helps musicians learn to play more cohesively as a unit and develop better teamwork and stronger communications skills throughout the band. As of late 2017, Cobham was readying to unveil his Crosswinds project, designed to reflect upon his second recording on Atlantic Records from 1974 and the release of the Billy Cobham Real Book is planned through Hal Leonard Publishing.

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