HAMID DRAKE “Turiya: Honoring Alice Coltrane” Special guest SHABAKA HUTCHINGS
Bergamo Jazz audiences have already had the opportunity on various occasions to appreciate the qualities that have made Hamid Drake one of the most sought-after jazz drummers of African American origin. This time, however, they will be offered the chance to appreciate his creative skills in a project dedicated to one of the symbols of music without borders: Alice Coltrane. And, attaching importance to his tribute, the drummer from Chicago has created a superband that on this special occasion features British saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings, great charismatic personality to whom we owe explosive bands like Sons of Kemet, A Comet Is Coming and Shabaka and The Ancestors.
The rest of the cast is the top of the top, with the electronic alchemist Jan Bang, a leading light on the Scandinavian music scene, the Americans Jamie Saft, well known for his collaboration with John Zorn, and Joshua Abrams, a bass player with wide-ranging experience and the Italian Pasquale Mirra who has a long artistic partnership with Hamid Drake himself. In the foreground there is the dancer Ngoho Ange, whose movements make the musical content visually explicit.