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All Good Things

by Alex Hitchcock Quintet

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Peter Jones There's really too much to say about this. The first track, with its multiple chapters, alone needs so many words to say how good it is. Everyone plays stunningly well.

Jay's drumming - the range, slow and evocative on most of Mint and then the ending, for a start - is fantastic. Joe's bass parts run smoothly alongside gluing the rhythm section in flawlessly.

For the most part, Will takes a more background role on keys. Adjective Animal shines with the keys in the middle section.

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    Cat No: FSNT-572
    Barcode: 8427328435727 (CD)

    1. Hamburg 2010 08:01
    2. Mobius 06:29
    3. Mint 07:20
    4. Adjective Animal 09:52
    5. A38 06:43
    6. Sorry Not Sorry 05:09
    7. Context 05:25

    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.'

    released May 31, 2019

    All music by Alex Hitchcock
    Produced by Alex Garnett
    Executive Producer: Jordi Pujol

    Recording engineer: Kristian Donaldson
    Mixing engineer: Alex Killpatrick
    Photos: Rob Monk
    Liner notes: Helen Mayhew

    ‘[The debut EP] highlights the already much-admired eloquence of his playing, his striking compositions and his fine collaborators. An impressive calling card for a band with a bright future’ – John Fordham, Jazzwise

    ALEX HITCHCOCK tenor saxophone
    JAMES COPUS trumpet & flugelhorn
    WILL BARRY piano & fender rhodes
    JOE DOWNARD bass
    JAY DAVIS drums

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Hamburg 2010 08:00


released May 31, 2019


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Alex Hitchcock London, UK

'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’ – thejazzmann.com
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