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Forlì Open Music 2021

Read "Forlì Open Music 2021" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti


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Novara Jazz 2021

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Radio & Podcasts

Alexander Hawkins, Michael Gregory Jackson & Cowboys & Frenchmen

Read "Alexander Hawkins, Michael Gregory Jackson & Cowboys & Frenchmen" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


New releases galore this edition to sift through and that's always enjoyable. Pianist Alexander Hawkins goes large ensemble on his new Togetherness Music and which is graced by the presence of the great Evan Parker; the Finnish duo of Timo Lassy and Teppo Makynen tear things down on the opening track; the trio of Brian Jones, Adam Hopkins and Trey Pollard chip in with a track from their Kaleidoscope Haze; there are two new bands from Italy; renowned saxophonist Lenny ...

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Album Review

Alexander Hawkins Feat. Evan Parker + Riot Ensemble: Togetherness Music (For Sixteen Musicians)

Read "Togetherness Music (For Sixteen Musicians)" reviewed by Mark Corroto


It is obvious from the outset that this is a significant recording. Evan Parker launches into his trademark soprano saxophone circular breathing, setting the stage for things to come. An exemplar of all things free improvisation, his virtuosity never fails to amaze. Although Parker is the marquee soloist here, the composer and organizer of this session, Alexander Hawkins, created the six movements of this suite to pioneer an intersection between free improvisation and contemporary chamber music. Certainly not an easy ...

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Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz 2020

Read "Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz 2020" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti


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Radio & Podcasts

Five Blokes at the Vortex

Read "Five Blokes at the Vortex" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


This episode of One Man's Jazz features an entire full set of music recorded in March at the Vortex Club in London. Originally the gig was set for Louis Moholo's Four Blokes , but when the veteran drummer fell ill at home in South Africa, the band asked the fine English drummer Mark Sanders to fill in. Thus Five Blokes was born. Pianist Alexander Hawkins kindly contributed some thoughts about that night. The subsequent recording is part of a series ...

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Album Review

Alexander Hawkins: Iron Into Wind

Read "Iron Into Wind" reviewed by John Sharpe


On his second solo album pianist Alexander Hawkins creates an adventurous and deeply personal synthesis which draws from both jazz and classical wellsprings. One of the foremost representatives of an exciting younger generation of British musicians, his talents are on display not only on his own projects, like Uproot (Intakt, 2018), but with growing circle of collaborators that reads like a who's who of contemporary jazz: Evan Parker, Taylor Ho Bynum, Harris Eisenstadt, Rob Mazurek, Joe McPhee, Wadada Leo Smith, ...


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