Alexander Hawkins – Radar Artist online: https://www.alexanderhawkinsmusic.com
Alexander Hawkins explores new approaches for a ‘classic’ line-up of piano, double bass and drums.
Alexander Hawkins is a composer, pianist, organist, and bandleader who is ‘unlike anything else in modern creative music’ (Ni Kantu) and whose recent work has reached a ‘dazzling new apex’ (Downbeat). A largely self-taught improviser, he works in a vast array of creative contexts. His own highly distinctive soundworld is forged through the search to reconcile both his love of free improvisation and profound fascination with composition and structure.
His writing has been said to represent ‘a fundamental reassertion of composition within improvised music’ (Point of Departure), and his voice one of the ‘most vividly distinctive…in modern jazz’ (The Jazzmann).