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All Good Things

All Good Things by Alex Hitchcock
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Alex Hitchcock

Label: Fresh Sound Records
Released: 2019
Duration: 48:58:00
Views: 474

Track Listing

Hamburg 2010; Mobius; Mint; Adjective Animal; A38; Sorry Not Sorry; Context.


Personnel

Alex Hitchcock
saxophone

Additional Personnel / Information

Alex Hitchcock: tenor sax; James Copus: trumpet, flugelhorn; Will Barry: piano, Fender Rhodes; Joe Downard: bass; Jay Davis: drums.

Album Description

Saxophonist Alex Hitchcock leads a powerhouse quintet that combines a compelling, adventurous ear for melody with virtuosic improvising. Their summer 2019 tour launches their first album All Good Things, released on the Spanish label Fresh Sound New Talent, renowned for introducing debuts by artists including Robert Glasper, Brad Mehldau and Avishai Cohen. The quintet features five of the most creative rising stars of the UK's jazz scene, who have already made their mark as sidemen with an impressive list of jazz luminaries ranging from Jasper Høiby through Chris Potter to Elliot Galvin. Influences range from the explosive energy of Kneebody and the complexity and nuance of Ambrose Akinmusire to European trailblazers Phronesis and Django Bates. This new body of work follows the release of the 2018 EP Live At The London And Cambridge Jazz Festivals - a vibrant collection of live recordings that gained extensive praise in discerning music circles, subsequently winning Hitchcock a Taking Off feature in Jazzwise Magazine, as well as an in-depth interview with fellow saxophonist Soweto Kinch on BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Now programme. Alex explains: 'We've tried to find a positive response to the division and uncertainty currently being felt across the UK and further afield. I've tried to write optimistic music that doesn't avoid subtlety and more challenging sounds, and has space for dissonance. Some of the songs are eclectic but this doesn't detract from a common thread and distinctive sound world running through the album, with strong melodies and virtuosic improvising holding it together.


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