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Alexander Hawkins is widely recognised as one of the UK’s most innovative and imaginative pianists and composers. He is self-taught with a great love and deep knowledge of the jazz tradition which he brings, along with classical references, to his compositions and performance.
The trio, featuring Stephen Davis (drums) and Neil Charles (bass), was formed in 2012, and released its debut album in 2015. The trio is a masterful combination of freedom and structure, composition and improvisation.
Alexander has worked with Anthony Braxton on several of his projects, and in 2018 the Trio performed with him in London, on Braxton’s Standards. In early January 2020 the Quartet toured Europe, recording each performance, and releasing the monumental 13CD live box set Anthony Braxton Quartet (Standards).
Critics have likened the trio’s understanding of each other’s impulses to the fluidity of mercury and we can’t disagree. It is an extraordinary band and one that truly shines in a live setting.
“Hawkins is a really vital link in a long historical chain, and his ability to sculpt his own language from a deeply rooted creative bedrock is compelling” – Jazzwise
“Sounds like all the future jazz you might imagine without ever being able to conceive of the details” – The Guardian