‘Hands’ by Dave Holland & Pepe Habichuela is an album recorded between March 16 & 20, 2009 and released on October 5, 2010 By Dare2.
Track Listing : 1.Hands (José Antonio Carmona, José Miguel Carmona) – 05:58 . 2.Subi La Cuesta (José Antonio Carmona) – 05:00 . 3.Camarón (José Antonio Carmona) – 05:42 . 4.The Whirling Dervish (Dave Holland) – 07:32 . 5.Yesqueros (José Antonio Carmona) – 03:22 . 6.El Ritmo Me Lleva (José Antonio Carmona) – 05:52 . 7.Bailaor (José Antonio Carmona) – 09:01 . 8.Joyride (Dave Holland) – 05:30 . 9.Puente Quebrao (José Antonio Carmona) – 05:37 . 10.My Friend Dave (José Antonio Carmona) – 03:03
Musicians : Dave Holland – Double Bass . Pepe Habichuela – Guitar . Josemi Carmona – Guitar . Carlos Carmona – Guitar . Israel Porrina (Piraña) – Cajón, Percussion . Juan Carmona – Cajón, Percussion
Production : Produced By Dave Holland, Josemi Carmona . José Luis Crespo – Engineer, Mastering . Carlos Del Río – Assistant Engineer . Santiago Quizhpe Palomeque – Assistant Engineer
Package : Susan Archie – Art Direction . José Manuel Gamboa – Liner Notes . Willie Marquez – Cover Illustration . Cesar Merino – Photography . Marirosa Tenore – Photography . Dave Holland – Liner Notes
Recorded March 16-20, 2009 At Cata Studio, Madrid.
Released On October 5, 2010 By Dare2.
At points, his bass confidently strides into the forefront – a rare occurrence in flamenco music – as he sketches out territory and defines parameters in wide colourful strokes. Holland consistently strikes the perfect balance between discipline and openness which allows Habichuela to go off into some very wild and unrestricted territory […]
All About Jazz
In the sleeve notes, Habichuela writes, “We are now two Gypsies, or better yet still, he (Holland) is now a Gypsyand I am almost an Englishman.” Generosity of spirit permeates every minute of Hands, which is a joy from start to finish. […]
Occasionally, the more world-jazzy parts veer towards the overly tasteful, but Holland’s deep feelings for the rootsier parts of this programme are unmistakable. […]