May 14, 2017 21:00
Two of the greatest contemporary African-American musicians – William Parker and Hamid Drake – immerse together in the musical depth of John Coltrane and his masterpiece “A Love Supreme”, marking the 50th anniversary of his death.
This is the idea behind A Love, Naked that with a most fascinating beat and jazz history roots wants to strip the album to its core, its spiritual and rhythmic roots. Only double bass and drums: a fresh and ritual approach to this work that doesn’t want to be a tribute but a true artistic gesture in the best traditions of jazz.
Fabbrica Europa conceived this project with Art & Network on the occasion of the participation in the Festival 2017 of the Belgian company Rosas with famous choreographers Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Salva Sanchis, who created together a touching and refined choreography on the music of Coltrane. Hence the need to tackle the masterpiece album using an approach strongly linked to the human aspects of the relationship with the “supreme”. A vision that naturally approaches certain animism of the African roots that are present in blues and in its most authentic derivations of jazz.
At the end of “A Love, Naked”, Stefano Zenni, artistic director of MetJazz, will give a talk on John Coltrane.