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Crosscurrents Trio: East meets West

Read "Crosscurrents Trio: East meets West" reviewed by Emmanuel Di Tommaso

The Crosscurrents Trio is comprised of three master improvisers: Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain and Chris Potter. Emanating from a multicultral septet project, which was the brainchild of Zakir Hussain, the trio developed out of the desire to explore the cultural and musical connections between the East and the West. From this perspective, music is not only a form of self-expression but rather a way of understanding reality through the deepening of human relations based on mutual respect and dialogue.

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Crosscurrents Trio: Good Hope

Read "Good Hope" reviewed by Don Phipps

Long time collaborators bassist Dave Holland and saxophonist Chris Potter hook up with tabla wizard Zakir Hussain, as Crosscurrents Trio, to present a safari of exciting sounds on Good Hope. The musical sojourn rambles through Africa and the Middle East, and there are even some Caribbean beach walks thrown in for good measure. Captivating, the playing is nothing short of first rate. Holland, arguably along with William Parker, the pre-eminent bassist of this day and time (and a ...


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