Navigator Series - Holland Habicheula Quintet
Improvised Music Company in association with National Concert Hall present
Wednesday 9th November 2011
Dave Holland & Pepe Habichuela Quintet
The sum is greater than its parts in this enticing collaborative series from The National Concert Hall and Improvised Music Company, which brings the world’s finest jazz and world music performers to our main auditorium throughout 2011. Together, we have selected and devised four evenings of buoyant rhythmic diversity, each a voyage of discovery into musical creativity, and navigated by virtuoso musicians from Cuba, Mali and Spain along with the very best of Irish and European jazz musicians.
Jazz and flamenco, closer than you’d imagine. Both a product of migration, both deeply rhythmic, both at home with improvisation, and both possessed of an enigmatic quality that eludes easy definition, swing the one, duende the other. They’re abundant in virtuosity too, nowhere better demonstrated than in this meeting of two remarkable musicians. Pepe Habichuela is a guitarist of dynastic proportions, deeply immersed in the gitano tradition of his Granada heartland, a player who summons up all of flamenco’s dramatic dark materials. The pulse of Dave Holland’s bass has been reverberating through jazz since his seminal recordings of the late 60s with Miles Davis, his regal tone and supernatural time feel at the heart of music that always brings a sense of renewal.
Pepe Habichuela - guitar
Dave Holland - double bass
Josemi Habichuela – guitar
Juan Carmona – percussion,
Bandolero - percussion