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Chris Potter, Zakir Hussain, Dave Holland Announce New Album, 18-Date European Tour in Fall

Good Hope is out Oct. 11 via Edition Records

Crosscurrents Trio will have a new album out on Oct. 11
Crosscurrents Trio. From left: Chris Potter, Zakir Hussain and Dave Holland. (photo: Edition Records)

Crosscurrents Trio, a supergroup made up of master reedsman Chris Potter, bassist Dave Holland, and tabla player Zakir Hussain, is set to release a new album, Good Hope, on Oct. 11.

British label Edition Records is releasing the album, which will feature the blending of Indian and Western musical traditions, informed by a jazz sensibility. The Crosscurrents Trio also announced an 18-date tour of Europe to support Good Hope. See below for tour dates.

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In a press release from Edition Records, the album is described as being “built on a deep mutual respect, a shared love of the music and a dedication to musical and cultural integration. Masterfully crafted around eight compositions, with contributions from each member of the trio, Good Hope’s brilliance, musical vision and execution is world-class.”

Dave Holland, who was named an NEA Jazz Master in 2017, said the collaboration was a special one.

“One of the most rewarding aspects of playing music with a group of improvisers is the spontaneous interaction and dialogue that takes place between the musicians,” Holland said. “The traditions of jazz and Indian music are two of the most highly developed forms of improvisational music and bringing them together creates a rich musical language that expands the creative possibilities of both.”

Crosscurrents Trio Tour Dates

Oct. 23 – Halle 02, Enjoy Jazz Festival, Heidelberg, Germany 

Oct. 24 – Frankfurt Jazz Festival, Germany

Oct. 25 – Philharmonie Luxembourg Grand 

Oct. 26 – Teatro Comunale di Cormons, Italy

Oct. 27 – Moods, Zurich, Switzerland 

Oct. 29 – MoMkult, Budapest, Hungary 

Oct. 30  Zagreb Youth Theater, Zagreb, Croatia 

Oct. 31 – Kulturni Centar Panceva Pancevacki, Pancevo, Serbia

Nov. 1 – Tampere Music Festival, Tampere, Finland 

Nov. 3 – Casino de Montbenon, Lausanne, Switzerland 

Nov. 5 – Teatro Massimo, Pescara, Italy 

Nov. 6 – Auditorium Parco Della Musicasala, Rome, Italy 

Nov. 8 – Unipol Auditorium / Bologna Jazz, Bologna, Italy

Nov. 9 – BARTS / Barcelona Jazz Festival Spain 

Nov. 12 – 14 – Reunion Island (two performances)

Nov. 16 – La Seine Musicale Acoustic Room, Boulogne – Billancourt, France 

Nov. 17 – Cadogan Hall, London Jazz Festival, UK