British bass player Dave Holland and Spanish guitarist Pepe Habichuela are rightly called the true music giants of today and they will present their mutual project on November 2nd on the stage of the Bosnian Cultural Center during the 15th Jazz Fest.
The triple Grammy Award winner Holland has been on the scene since the 1960s,and has shared a studio and stage in the past 50 years with the greatest in jazz Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Thelonious Monk, while Habichuela is one of the best representatives of flamenco today. As he himself says, while in this combination he becomes almost an Englishman, Dave Holland, on the other hand, seems almost to belong to Roma world of temperamental flamenco.
Their collaboration began in 2006 and numerous performances together have resulted in the album simple but meaningful title Hands published last year. The hands of these exceptional musicians, on double bass and acoustic guitar create a subtle mix of jazz and flamenco, releasing tension flamenco temperament into elusive jazz improvisations.The duo will present the flamenco quintet whose special guest at the concert will be young Spanish guitarist Josemi Carmona.
Tickets for this and other concerts of Jazz Fest can be purchased at the box office in the Bosnian Cultural Center, every day (except Sunday) 12:00 to 20:00.