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Alexander Hawkins/Elaine Mitchener Quartet

JAZZ AT KINGS PLACE
Music / Friday, 12 January 2018 - 8:00pm / Hall Two
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Neil Charles double bass

Stephen Davis drums
Alexander Hawkins
piano, compositions
Elaine Mitchener
 voice

Alexander Hawkins/Elaine Mitchener Quartet represents the first major collaboration of two of the most distinctive voices of their generation, and stakes out a remarkable common ground from the pair’s vast range of influences and experience. Their new album UpRoot fuses Mitchener’s unique way with both melody and abstraction, with Hawkins’ idiosyncratic compositional and pianistic world; as well as spotlighting re-imaginings of a number of non-original songs (including Patty Waters – You Thrill Me; Why Is Love Such a Funny Thing; and Archie Shepp – Blasé) which reveal the influence of precursors such as Jeanne Lee and Linda Sharrock.


Elaine Mitchener is ‘a genre-crossing virtuoso’ (FT.com), an experimental vocalist and movement artist who melds gospel, jazz, classical, sound poetry, movement and free improvisation into a unique style which has seen her collaborate in a dizzying array of contexts with artists ranging from Irvine Arditti and Christian Marclay to Henry Grimes and Evan Parker.

Alexander Hawkins 
is a pianist and composer who has been called ‘one of the most unique voices in contemporary music’. Alongside his profile as a soloist, bandleader and composer, he can be heard alongside a ‘who’s who’ of creative music, including the likes of Louis Moholo-Moholo, Joe McPhee, John Surman, Mulatu Astatke, Han Bennink, Wadada Leo Smith, and Evan Parker.

‘as stunning as it was fresh’ Financial Times 
‘remarkable reinventions by two fearless originals’ Guardian 
‘sublime stuff’ JazzFM

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