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Alex Hitchcock / Will Barry Duo

Graduates of the prestigious postgraduate jazz programme at the Royal Academy of Music, pianist Will Barry and saxophonist Alex Hitchcock share a musical history that goes back over ten years. Between them, they have played as sidemen with many legendary figures from the UK jazz scene and beyond, including Jasper Hoiby, Laurence Cottle, Soweto Kinch, Perico Sambeat, and Clark Tracey, as well as playing together in their newly-formed quintet. In this new duo format, they explore each other’s original compositions as well as other repertoire ranging from Hermeto Pascoal to Lennie Tristano.

Will Barry: 'sensitive and fluid – a beautiful sound' – Chucho Valdes

Alex Hitchcock: '...effectively mixed a traditional tenor-ballad warmth with a brisk contemporary attack' – John Fordham, The Guardian

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