The cross-hatched lines of the bassist’s tunes often give his music a hyper feel—it’s all about simultaneous activity coinciding. That’s especially true on the new Octet date Pathways; there are many moments that boast the weight of a larger ensemble. Perhaps that means the swooping solos of trombonist Robin Eubanks and saxophonist Chris Potter will make this week’s fivesome feel like a tentet. Holland is expert at turning an array of simple motifs into a beehive of bustle. Get ready to feel the sting.
April 20-24, 8:30 & 11 p.m., 2010