William Parker / Hamid Drake / John Dikeman

Double bassist William Parker and drummer Hamid Drake have had an inestimable influence on improvised music. These New York musicians have played together in countless bands since the 1970s and are key figures in international avant-jazz.

At Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival, they will perform with US tenor saxophonist John Dikeman. Coming from a small religious village and driven by free jazz to travel the world, Dikeman currently plays a leading role in the Amsterdam improvised music scene. Now he will play with two musicians who have inspired him since his youth.

John Dikeman: ‘William and Hamid have played so much together, it’s hard to think of a better rhythm section in any genre, anywhere… I feel extremely honoured to bring this trio together.”

Image: Geert Vandepoele