Barry Guy comes to musikprotokoll for the first time, improvising with his highly regarded fellow double bassist Peter Herbert.
The two double bassists Peter Herbert and Barry Guy have known and admired each other for a long time, often meeting all over the world on their various tours. And although a long-cherished wish, they have yet to perform as a duo in concert. So this first joint performance of two great improvisers is a minor sensation at musikprotokoll 2017.
Even if British musician Barry Guy always thinks in terms of “music of the future”, but never of the past, the seventy-year-old’s work so far is remarkable and strikingly multi-layered: it ranges from free jazz to Old Music, from cooperations with Derek Bailey and Evan Parker, the London Jazz Composers’ Orchestra to Christopher Hogwood’s Academy of Ancient Music. Barry Guy shares this wide variety and his perception of himself as a bassist who combines groove with experimental playing techniques with Vorarlberg-born musical globe-trotter Peter Herbert, who has been living in Paris since 2003.