Dave Holland & Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter / Tommy Smith solo
An extraordinary new group!
Legendary jazz bassist, Holland (with his own groups, and with Miles Davis, Sam Rivers, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny) and Indian tabla master, Hussain (with John McLaughlin’s Shakti, Jan Garbarek, Charles Lloyd and Bill Laswell among many others) have shaped contemporary jazz with virtuoso musical contributions.
Their younger partner, Potter, is widely regarded as the leading jazz saxophonist of the moment. Through distinctive original compositions, Western jazz standards, 12-bar blues numbers, and Indian classical pieces, they take the Jazz and Indian music connection on a new exploration!
Three of the most influential musicians of the last five decades meet: “Zakir Hussain, a living genius” (NY Times); “Holland is a master bassist and bandleader” (Boston Globe); “[Potter is] one of the most dynamic young players in jazz.” (Chicago Tribune).
Smith opens the concert playing un-amplified tenor saxophone. Fusing Scottish folk airs and jazz standards and featuring virtuoso musicianship, deft use of silence as much as sound, and melodies both familiar and improvised, this is not to be missed.