Saxophonist Alex Hitchcock (‘a fantastic talent’ – Helen Mayhew, JazzFM) leads a powerhouse quintet that combines a compelling, adventurous ear for melody with virtuosic improvising. Highlights from the past year include performances at Love Supreme Festival, the Royal Albert Hall, Jazz in the Round, the London Jazz Festival and Pizza Express Jazz Club, as well as a tour of Hungary and Poland and radio play on BBC Radio 3 and JazzFM.
‘It reminded me of Miles Davis’s classic quintet with Wayne Shorter… It’s tightly disciplined, in the best sense of the word, with the front-line of Hitchcock and Copus playing as one, but with a sense of space that allows soloists to explore the themes in any direction they choose’ – thejazzman.com
‘Incredible young lion of the tenor sax’ – Gareth Lockrane
The quintet features five of the most creative rising stars of the UK’s jazz scene, who have already made their mark as sidemen with an impressive list of jazz luminaries ranging from Jasper Hoiby through Chris Potter to Elliot Galvin.
Alex Hitchcock (saxophone)
James Copus (trumpet/flugelhorn)
Will Barry (piano)
Joe Downard (bass)
Jay Davis (drums)