Underground and Improvisation. Bauer/Parker/Drake
As part of a themed evening dedicated to the historical connection between the West German FMP movement and the jazz scene of the former GDR, Berlin trombonist Conny Bauer will engage in a musical trialogue with the legendary African-American rhythm group William Parker and Hamid Drake. Their last album recorded as a stand-alone trio, Tender Exploration, was released in 2010 on the jazzwerkstatt label, and they have always presented a timeless and fresh form of improvised music that is best described aesthetically as moving within the interfaces between instant composing and jazz. A musical interaction between three top musicians at the highest artistic level, driven by Conny Bauer's markedly melodious trombone rendering and the omnipresent free swing of Hamid Drake and William Parker.