We spoke to pianist/composer Alexander Hawkins ahead of his gig with The Convergence Quartet at the Vortex (only UK date of a European tour) on Tuesday 8th October 2013.
The band – Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Harris Eisenstadt (drums), Alexander Hawkins (piano), and Dominic Lash (double bass) – released a new CD this year Slow and Steady, recorded live at the Vortex during the 2011 London Jazz Festival.
Alexander talks about the band members, how the group formed, and their compositional and improvisational methods.
Assemble Melancholy – at 8:03
Vortex tickets HERE