Alexander Hawkins Trio
Neil Charles, double bass
Alexander Hawkins, piano, compositions
Tom Skinner, drums
'Hawkins is a unique presence in music; not bound by conventional thinking or the typical forces that guide trio playing. He looks through the music to a place that is, frankly, unfathomable to many musicians and listeners'
Read Kyle Ackermann's complete All About Jazz review of the Trio here
'What made this trio especially riveting was how the players methodically traversed all the different ways in which three musicians can relate to each other, from complete lock-step to total disparity...This tension between a very tight compositional frame and exuberant freedom is one thing that made this gig so absorbing..If Hawkins really is the future of jazz pianism, the future looks bright.'
Read Ivan Hewitt's complete Daily Telegraph review of the Trio here
'The trio possesses a genuine connection, one that allows each player to push, prod, stretch, and, at times, creatively sabotage the proceedings. Such activity throws nobody off; they instead react with quicksilver grace to every act of spontaneity.'
Read Peter Margasak's complete Chicago Reader review of the Trio here
Alexander Hawkins Trio (Alexander Hawkins Music, 2015)