London saxophonist and composer Alex Hitchcock returns with ‘Wolf And Nina, the lead track lifted from his upcoming album’, Dream Band’, due out next month via Barcelona-based label Fresh Sounds.
Dream Band is Alex’s new project featuring some of London’s best musicians, with guest appearances from some US heavy-hitters. “I wanted to create a snapshot of the strength and variety of musicians in London, and see how far different collaborators can stretch my music,” says the virtuoso musician.
‘Wolf And Nina’ features BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year Deschanel Gordon and multi-genre cellist/vocalist Midori Jaeger. “I wrote this about the reassurance you get from having non-human companions in situations of stress. In this case my cats in the pandemic; their blissful ignorance to whatever’s going on in the human world, and their lack of change in behaviour being a comfort”. With Midori’s lyrics touching on the strains of relationships, ‘Wolf And Nina’ goes beyond the boundaries of jazz within compelling songwriting and ethereal atmospheres.
The legendary Ronnie Scott’s will host Alex and Midori on November 4th – tickets here.