Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Alex Hitchcock Quintet - Live at the London and Cambridge Jazz Festivals EP (May 11, 2018)

Saxophonist Alex Hitchcock (‘a fantastic talent' – Helen Mayhew, JazzFM) leads a powerhouse quintet that combines a compelling, adventurous ear for melody with virtuosic improvising. Highlights from the past year include performances at Love Supreme Festival, the Royal Albert Hall, Jazz in the Round, the London Jazz Festival and Pizza Express Jazz Club, as well as a tour of Hungary and Poland and radio play on BBC Radio 3 and JazzFM

Debut CD release from the Alex Hitchcock Quintet, recorded at the London Jazz Festival in 2016 and the Cambridge Jazz Festival in 2017.

'Sax virtuoso... one to watch' – Jazzwise

'A fantastic talent... undoubtedly one of the stars of the future' – Helen Mayhew, JazzFM

'The ideas and emotions cascading from his imagination... emerge as perfectly shaped notes and beautiful phrases from the bell of his saxophone. It’s a spellbinding process to witness’ –

1. Happy Ending
2. Gift Horse
3. Context
4. Wojciech

James Copus – trumpet / flugelhorn
Will Barry – piano / keyboard
Joe Downard – bass
Jay Davis – drums

All compositions by Alex Hitchcock

Recording, mixing and mastering by Viktor Volaric-Horvat at Undular Production