Indigenous Mind brings together legendary Chicago drummer/percussionist Hamid Drake, bassist Joshua Abrams and vibraphonist Jason Adasciewicz. “Going beyond the illusion of performer and audience and allowing ourselves to enter, touch, feel, sense, and enjoy the oneness of the shared energy of open space.”
Hamid Drake / Iva Bittová
Iva Bittová has a rare, ineffable two-fold gift. She’s versatile enough to have collaborated with esteemed artists across the spectrum of musical expression, yet her sonic signature remains deeply imprinted, no matter what the context. Best described as storyteller who seldom uses discernible language, her intimate, engrossing narratives unfold in a unique personal folk idiom of her own deriving—inspired by her northern Moravian roots and countless other traditions. Bittová will be joined by Hamid Drake who has worked with trumpeter Don Cherry, pianist Herbie Hancock, saxophonists Pharoah Sanders, Fred Anderson, Archie Shepp and David Murray and bassists Reggie Workman and William Parker.