25 May – ELBJAZZ Festival 2013
Since ELBJAZZ has invited so many trumpeters, who also happen to play in Trilok Gurtu’s current "Spellbound“-project, the magnificent percussionst can perform this tribute to Don Cherry and Miles Davis with the all-star line-up of said album. Expect a contemporary interpretation of 70s-Jazz-Sounds, featuring Nils Petter Molvaer, Matthias Schriefl and Ibrahim Maalouf.
1st & 2nd June – Festival Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris
A cosmopolitan musician and the artisan of a fusion which borrows its colours from several continents, the Indian percussion master Trilok Gurtu is one of the principal go-betweens linking jazz and Indian music, having lent an authentic colour to numerous jazzmen seeking new horizons: his innate sense of rhythm and his fiery, spellbinding playing have given Trilok Gurtu the opportunity to work with some of the jazz greats. For his new album "Spellbound", Trilok Gurtu gives pride of place to the trumpet in a
dapting the repertoire of Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis or Don Cherry to the crossbreed-culture of Indian music. To coincide with the release of this new opus by Naive, the Presidential Salon of the Lutetia Hotel opens its doors to Trilok Gurtu the eternal voyager, who reserves us the honour of his two Paris concerts with an invitation to the best trumpeters on the current jazz scene to accompany him on both evenings.