John Scofield (guitar), Dave Holland (bass)
Two musicians, Scofield and Holland, guitar and bass, friends who have followed their own paths, sometimes running into one another: both were part of the Miles Davis band at different times; they coincided on the Miles Davis tribute album So Near, So Far (Musings for Miles) (1993); they were members of the ScoLoHoFo super group with which they toured on several occasions and recorded the album Oh! (2003).
Now they join forces once again to bring a new conversation, a musical dialogue in duo format, performing original compositions of their own repertoires together with a selection of Jazz standards. A coming together between two giants of contemporary Jazz, two singular musical minds who continue to inspire Jazz musicians and aficionados all over the world, who promise a concert packed with magical moments, artistic prowess, virtuoso renderings and accomplished improvisations…(More information)
New York’s William Parker is considered by critics to be the best free Jazz double bass players of all times and is a prolific artist, composer, multi instrumentalist, writer and educator to boot.
He has driven a number of cutting-edge projects focused on bringing an updated meaning to the tradition of avant-garde Jazz, particularly including the Creative Music Orchestra, the Cosmic Mountain Quartet and In Order to Survive.
Throughout his career, Parker has collaborated with big names like Cecil Taylor, Milford Graves, Don Cherry, Peter Brotzmann, Peter Kowald, David S. Ware… He has released more than 40 albums as a band leader, having also featured on some 150 recordings, written six books and performed at festivals and on stages all over the world…(More information)