Saxophonist Alex Hitchcock’s ‘Dream Band’ brings together his favourite musicians in infinitely creative combinations. Get ready for musical surprises, terrain shifts, harmonic nuance and emotional depth, underpinned by a freshness of approach and fearless interplay between some of the international jazz world's top talents including acclaimed trumpeter Hermon Mehari. For a flavour of what to expect, Alex's most recent album captured stunning performances of his specially composed music from Kit Downes, Mark Kavuma, Liselotte Östblom, Rob Luft and Lewis Wright recorded over three sold-out nights at London’s iconic Vortex jazz club.
‘Stunning... musical story-telling at its best ' UK Vibe
'DREAM BAND' is Alex Hitchcock's series recording his favourite musicians in new combinations, playing music written especially for them. The resulting albums are full of surprises, terrain shifts, harmonic nuance and emotional depth, underpinned by a freshness of approach and fearless interplay. The second volume was captured over three sold-out nights at London’s iconic Vortex jazz club.
'I feel lucky to be surrounded by so many distinctive and contrasting voices, and want to capture that variety on record, creating space for the musicians to express themselves and shape my music. Partly, it is a kind of “curating” – I imagine what different combinations of my favourite musicians would sound like and write music for that.'
- Alex Hitchcock (saxophone)
- Hermon Mehari (trumpet)
- Lex Korten (piano)
- Orlando Le Fleming (bass)
- JK Kim (drums)
'continually push the envelope a little further' (Jazzmania BE).
Described by Jazzwise as 'an astonishingly quickthinking virtuoso and an increasingly creative bandleader,’