Legends of New York's jazz avant-garde improvise with cosmopolitan players from Europe. The influence of double bassist William Parker and drummer Hamid Drake on improvisational music cannot be underestimated. These musicians from New York have played together in countless bands since the 1970s and are considered key figures in the international jazz avant-garde. On the BIMpodium they form a quartet with trumpeter Luis Vicente from Lisbon and tenor saxophonist John Dikeman from Amsterdam.
Vicente and Dikeman
Luis Vicente explores all sides of the trumpet playing in his various projects. With Dikeman, Parker and Drake he previously made the album Goes Without Saying, but It's Got to Be Said on the Portuguese label JACC Records. From his strictly religious American hometown, saxophonist John Dikeman traveled the world, driven by free jazz. Today he plays a pioneering role in the Amsterdam improvisation circuit and regularly brings musicians to the city who inspire him.