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Alexander Hawkins / Elaine Mitchener Quartet: UpRoot

Read "UpRoot" reviewed by John Sharpe


Adventurous pianist Alexander Hawkins seems intent on exploring as many different avenues of expression as is humanly possible, having already released solo set Song Singular, (Babel, 2013), duo set Leaps In Leicester, (Clean Feed, 2016), trio set Alexander Hawkins Trio, (AHM, 2015), and ensemble set Unit[e], (AHM, 2017), as well as documents of rewarding encounters with ...

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UpRoot

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: Why Is Love Such a Funny Thing?; The Miracle / You; UpRoot; If You Say So; Blasé; OM-SE / Environment Music; Joy; Directives / Walk Nicely / I’ll Meet You There.

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Alexander Hawkins / Elaine Mitchener Quartet: UpRoot

Read "UpRoot" reviewed by David Rocheleau-Houle


Taking risk is--among other things--the essence of free jazz and experimental music. It is by taking risk that musicians can develop their own identity and push further the too many musical borders. With the possibility to take risk, a sense of freedom emerges--whether this sense of freedom refers to something real is not important here--and a ...

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Alexander Hawkins / Elaine Mitchener Quartet: UpRoot

Read "UpRoot" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Since the mid-2000s, British pianist, composer, Alexander Hawkins (Evan Parker, Chicago/London Underground) has become a force to be reckoned with, largely within Europe's exploratory progressive jazz and improvising circles. As a collaborator and solo artist, the pianist transmits a distinctive line of attack, where melody and free-form extrapolations enjoy a happy coexistence. On this studio set, ...


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