Anja Lauvdal / William Parker / Hamid Drake
Great expectations for a new trio collaboration!
Anja Lauvdal won Kongsberg Jazz Festival’s artist award in 2021, and is therefore back in town this year with several fascinating projects. Never one for being afraid of walking untrodden paths, she will perform in a trio with two of the greats of contemporary jazz – William Parker (bass) and Hamid Drake (drums) in Thursday’s concert in Smeltehytta.
Parker is widely recognized as the leading free jazz double bassist. As well as his long-term collaboration with Peter Brötzmann and a ten-year partnership with Cecil Taylor, he of course has his own projects, such as the groundbreaking Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra. Hamid Drake is in the same league as Parker. He can be found in the world of free jazz, but is equally happy in other genres – for example world music. Drake has played in Kongsberg several times, with artists as diverse as Petter Wettre and Jaimie Branch.
High expectations for this trio? – you bet!
Concert start: 21:30