'...[at Love Supreme 2018] they dazzled with a display of collective virtuosity, demonstrating that challenging acoustic jazz can hold its own, and retain the crowds’

Jazzwise

'I really, really enjoyed this’

Soweto Kinch, BBC Radio 3

‘Exquisitely subtle collection of tunes… the clearest indicator to date of the stratospheric trajectory on which this super-talented quintet is indubitably heading’

All About Jazz

’One to get and listen over and over… Hitchcock et al reach a pivotal point’

Jazz in Europe (NL)

‘The deep sonority of the tenor, combined with a spectacular mastery of phrasing as well as harmony, calls for many comparisons. The unisons are percussive and impeccably designed, highlighted by an ever-changing rhythmic and sonic environment’

Jazz Magazine (FR)

A powerhouse quintet that combines a compelling, adventurous ear for melody with virtuosic improvising. The band's increasingly burgeoning reputation on the international jazz stage was confirmed by first place at the Conad Jazz Contest at the 2018 Umbria Jazz Festival.

 

In a breakthrough year in 2018, a 15-date nationwide tour of their acclaimed debut EP was followed by a sold-out launch at Pizza Express Jazz Club in London and performances at Ronnie Scott's and Love Supreme Festival. Critic John Fordham called the EP 'an impressive calling card for a band with a bright future'.

Other highlights from the past year include performances at the London and Cambridge Jazz Festivals, the Royal Albert Hall and Jazz in the Round, as well as touring to Spain, Hungary and Poland and features on BBC Radio 3, JazzFM and Hungarian television

2019 ALBUM PRESS

‘Exquisitely subtle collection of tunes… the clearest indicator to date of the stratospheric trajectory on which this super-talented quintet is indubitably heading’

All About Jazz

’One to get and listen over and over… Hitchcock et al reach a pivotal point’

Jazz in Europe [NL]

‘The deep sonority of the tenor, combined with a spectacular mastery of phrasing as well as harmony, calls for many comparisons. The unisons are percussive and impeccably designed, highlighted by an ever-changing rhythmic and sonic environment’

Jazz Magazine [FR]

 

’Enigmatic, sparingly-textured yet elegant and harmonically intriguing compositions… definitely one of the picks from this year’s UK jazz debuts’

Jazzwise

 

’A genuinely major statement… the compositions are rich and multi-faceted, full of colour and texture and consistently unfolding and mutating’

The Jazz Mann

 

‘One of the most exhilarating, exciting and talented young bands in the UK’

Linley Hamilton, BBC Radio

‘Hitchcock is undoubtedly a 'comer’… if it came to a tenor battle royal he'd be taking no prisoners’

Bebop Spoken Here

 

‘The wide variety of modern grooves was intriguing, led mostly by unison horn lines reminiscent of Ornette Coleman and Wayne Shorter, adding a rich thickness to the melodies’

LondonJazzNews

 

‘Hitchcock’s nimbleness of thought and execution… suggest that there are numerous influences at work, ranging from Wayne Shorter through to Walter Smith, Branford Marsalis, Mark Turner and Joe Lovano’

Jazz Journal

 

Hitchcock combines an awesome technical facility with a keen ear to detect and assimilate a range of classic and contemporary influences… there’s a wealth of talent from the leader, and from each individual player’

Jazz Views

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Contact

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alex@alexhitchcock.co.uk

London, UK

 

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