“Norwegian Wood”, “Paint It Black”, Heart Full Of Soul”, “Hole In My Shoes” – in 1966/67 pop music discovered Indian music, which was initially little more than an exotic sound effect that fitted perfectly to the “Summer of Love”. However, Ravi Shankar’s impressive and celebrated performance at the Monterey Pop Festival on 18 June 1967 changed everything. Shankar played extensive sets with classical Indian music and astounded hippies with a different culture of improvising. Even jazz was interested in an encounter. Just think of John Coltrane, Irene Schweizer, John Handy, John McLaughlin and Charlie Mariano. The Cross Currents Trio with Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain and Chris Potte, three international stars of the scene, virtuously communicate about two different improvisation cultures, they do not so much reflect upon the differences but are enthralled by the commonalities.
The concert is seated.