Dave Holland and Kenny Barron
Durham, North Carolina, USA
Reynolds Industries Theater, Duke University125 Science Drive Durham, NC 27708
From the Duke Performances website: Kenny Barron, “the most lyrical piano player of our time” (Jazz Weekly), honed his faultless touch with Dizzy Gillespie in the ’60s and Stan Getz in the ’80s. Dave Holland, a double bassist who defined fusion with Miles Davis and free jazz with Sam Rivers, “[expresses] his point of view with gracious clarity, drawing out the best from his partners” (NY Times).
Now two of the most gifted, transformative musicians in jazz over the last half-century follow in the footsteps of revered piano and bass duos such as Hank Jones and Charlie Haden. At Reynolds Theater, witness two undisputed masters engage in an elegant and rare exchange of well-tempered ideas.