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Iron into Wind

Alexander Hawkins

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1
Song All the Way
Alexander Hawkins
4:27
2
Congregational
Alexander Hawkins
4:26
3
Tough like Imagination
Alexander Hawkins
4:31
4
Pleasant Constellation
Alexander Hawkins
4:46
5
Gossamer like a Ghost Tree
Alexander Hawkins
3:43
6
Strange Courage
Alexander Hawkins
5:29
7
It Should Be a Song
Alexander Hawkins
5:35
8
Hard as Threads
Alexander Hawkins
3:06
9
Tumble Mono
Alexander Hawkins
6:08
10
Wander/Wonder
Alexander Hawkins
6:13
11
We All Bleed
Alexander Hawkins
4:05
12
Etude
Alexander Hawkins
4:36
Total Playing Time    57:05
Alexander Hawkins is a creative epicentre from the London jazz scene and is regarded in the UK as one of the most innovative musicians of the younger generation with a surprising radius of action. He plays with Evan Parker, Wadada Leo Smith, Taylor Ho Bynum, Louis Moholo, Shabaka Hutchings and Elaine Mitchener. 'Iron into Wind' is the name of his new piano solo.

The phrase Iron into Wind evokes for him both the transience of improvisation and a fascination with solid material, represented by the powerful blocks of sound to be heard in several of these pieces.

Richard Willimas writes in the liner notes:
"The mood varies from the two-handed avant-gospel figurations of 'Congregational' to the hurtling 'Étude' via the austere ruminations of 'Tumble Mono', the knotted blues of 'Strange Courage' and the explosive accelerations of 'It Should Be a Song', with a diversion, in 'Pleasant Constellation', by way of variations on an element from Sun Ra's 'Fate in a Pleasant Mood'. What he achieves here is a fine balance of all his interests, creating a self-portrait of a wonderfully inventive modern musician."

Recorded September 22, 23, 2018, by Martin Pearson at Radio Studio, Zürich, in cooperation with Radio SRF 2 Kultur.
Mixed and mastered by Michael Brändli at Hardstudios, Winterthur.
48 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Intakt Records Studio Masters

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