Welcome to Episode #99 of the Blue-in-Green:PODCAST which sees Imran secure time with saxophonist and composer, Alex Hitchcock.
As well as serving as a member of numerous projects including Resolution 88 and AuB, Hitchcock’s role as a band leader has led to some fantastic pieces of music and now, with his second release with the revered Spanish label Fresh Sound New Talent, Hitchcock seems poised to subvert expectations once again with the release of ‘Dream Band’.
With the release of ‘Dream Band’, Hitchcock assembles an inspired line-up of musicians to comprise his own dream band. With artists including Cherise Adams-Burnett, Joe Downard, Will Barry, Luisito Quintero and Midori Jaeger amongst a host of others, and recorded in London over the course of three days with the band arrangements mixed up for each session, the end results of this album must serve as a wholly satisfying experience for Hitchcock – hand-picking a range of fifteen world class artists whose talents each hold personal significance and being able to establish the artistic course for a project that is built around discussion, trust and open collaboration must all result in a career high for Hitchcock.
During this episode, we talk to Alex about ‘Dream Band’, the project’s collaborators, his role within Resolution 88 and AuB, live performances and jazz today.