Olivier Holland's Gjazz 5 Olivier Holland's Gjazz 5
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Info for Olivier Holland's Gjazz 5
For the album “Gjazz5”, German / NZ bassist, composer and educator Olivier Holland has lined up a (literally) once-in-a-lifetime-band of his all-time-favourite musicians Geoffrey Keezer (US), Terreon Gully (US), Denis Gaebel (GER), Roger Manins (NZ) as well as special guest Joscho Stephan (GER). If you aren’t familiar with any of these names, google and get familiar! Just saying that Gully and Keezer share 4 Grammy nominations between them, the latter having turned down Miles Davis’ offer to play in his band, Gaebel being one of Europe’s leading tenor sax players, Manins the same in Australasia.
3 years in the making, the long anticipated Gjazz5 album launch represents a colossal milestone. Looking back onto his 30 CD albums (as collaborator and initiator) strong discography, Oli calls Gjazz5 his “flagship” project. 3 years in the making, multiple trips to Europe to record and mix the tracks, mastering, etcetc, Oli has not spared any efforts to make this one “count”.
The recording took place at the prestigious Fattoria Musica studios in Germany. 12 of Oli’s tunes were tracked as well as Terreon Gully’s composition “Tanktified”, mixed at Fattoria, then mastered in LA by Grammy Award winning mastering engineer Kelly Hibbert.
The result: 13 tracks with an amazing sound, each one unique in itself: There is funk, afro-style, HipHop, disco, salsa, odd time signatures, ballads, and much more. A dazzling mix of genres, infused with jazz, that simply need to be “checked out”!
Olivier Holland, bass
Geoffrey Keezer, piano
Terreon Gully, drums
Denis Gaebel, saxophone
Roger Manins, saxophone
Joscho Stephan, guitar
Bassist, composer, arranger and educator Olivier Holland has performed at major festivals and venues in Europe, Australasia and the US, with artists such as Geoffrey Keezer, Terreon Gully, Joscho Stephan, Denis Gaebel, Danny Weiss, Djamel Laroussi, Nathan Haines, Whirimako Black, Stefon Harris, John Goldsby, Doug Lawrence, Jamey Oehlers, James Muller and Florian Ross – to name a few. 2017 also saw him perform and present at the ISB (International Society of Bassists) world convention in New York. He has to date contributed to 22 CD releases, 3 of which are his own projects. His current CD recording projects include “GJAZZ” featuring Geoffrey Keezer, Terreon Gully, Joscho Stephan, Roger Manins and Denis Gaebel, to be released late 2018, as well as DOG+1 feat. James Muller (released in June 2018) and BIG TICKET, feat. Florian Ross, Claudius Valk and Fabian Ahrens, Germany.
Additionally to his extensive performance and recording activities, Olivier’s research interests include aspects pertaining to playing technique for jazz double bass and electric bass. Accordingly, he has published an article entitled “The Personalisation of Jazz Bass Pizzicato” in the US magazine “Bass World” in 2016.
This album contains no booklet.