Peter Bacon reports:
The Crosscurrents Trio, made up of double bassist Dave Holland, tabla player Zakir Hussain and reedsman Chris Potter, will release their album, Good Hope, on Edition records on 11 October, it has been announced.
The press release continues:
“Featuring giants of American and Indian music, Good Hope is an album built on a deep mutual respect, a shared love of the music and a dedication to musical and cultural integration. Masterfully crafted around eight compositions, with contributions from each member of the trio, Good Hope’s brilliance, musical vision and execution is world-class.
“Supported by an 18-date tour of Europe, Good Hope will inspire and excite audiences with its formidable display of instrumental virtuosity, sophisticated musical language and collective spirit.
“Even for these three musicians, who have experienced so much, this is a special collaboration. Dave Holland explains: ‘One of the most rewarding aspects of playing music with a group of improvisers is the spontaneous interaction and dialogue that takes place between the musicians. The traditions of Jazz and Indian music are two of the most highly developed forms of improvisational music and bringing them together creates a rich musical language that expands the creative possibilities of both. This project has been a source of inspiration and growth for all of us in the Crosscurrents Trio. We’re happy to have captured on this recording some of the joy and sense of adventure and risk taking that we feel when we play together.'”
The tour dates are:
23 Oct – Halle 02, Enjoy Jazz Festival, Heidelerg, DE
24 Oct – Frankfurt Jazz Festival, DE
25 Oct – Philharmonie Luxembourg Grand
26. Oct – Teatro Comunale Di Cormons
27 Oct – Moods Zurich, Switzerland
29 Oct – MoMkult, Budapest, Hungary
30 Oct – Zagreb Youth Theater, Zagreb, Croatia
31 Oct – Kulturni Centar Panceva Pancevacki, Pancevo, Serbia
1 Nov – Tampere Music Festival, Tampere, Finland
3 Nov – Casino de Montbenon, Lausanne, Switzerland
5 Nov – Teatro Massimo, Pescara, Italy
6 Nov – Auditorium Parco Della Musicasala, Rome, Italy
8 Nov – Unipol Auditorium / Bologna Jazz, Bologna, Italy
9 Nov – BARTS / Barcelona Jazz Festival Spain
12 – 14. Nov – Reunion Island (Two Performances)
16 Nov – La Seine Musicale Acoustic Room, Boulogne – Billancourt, FR
17 Nov – Cadogan Hall, London Jazz Festival, UK