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Alexander Hawkins

Louis Moholo-Moholo Unit/Quartet

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I know it's the wrong side of the Atlantic for most members, but just in case, for friends in the UK, Italy or Denmark - or who fancy the trip... - here are some upcoming gigs with Louis Moholo-Moholo...as ever, it'd be great to see anyone along the way.

And I don't think I'm speaking out of turn by saying there'll be a new Ogun (Louis Moholo-Moholo Unit, 'For The Blue Notes') available at these shows...recorded live in concert a couple of years ago in Milan. Here's a video taster of the action...

Saturday 26th April: Louis Moholo-Moholo Unit - The Vortex, London
Wednesday 30th April: Louis Moholo-Moholo Unit - Torino Jazz Festival
Tuesday 6th May: Louis Moholo-Moholo Quartet - JAZZHOUSE, Copenhagen
Friday 9th May: Louis Moholo-Moholo Quartet - Jazz at Progress, Reading
Monday 12th May: Louis Moholo-Moholo Quartet - Café OTO, London

Vortex tickets: http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk/event/louis-moholo-moholo-unit/
Torino info: http://www.torinojazzfestival.it/eventi/louis-moholo-moholo-special-unit-for-the-blue-notes/
Copenhagen info: http://jazzhouse.dk/jazzklub/louis-moholo-moholo-quartet-zauk
Reading info: http://www.progresstheatre.co.uk/whats-on/louis-moholo-moholo-alexander-hawkins-quartet
Cafe Oto info: http://www.cafeoto.co.uk/louis-moholo-may-14.shtm

Unit: Henry Lowther, trumpet; Alan Tomlinson, trombone; Ntshuks Bonga,Jason Yarde, saxophones; John Edwards, bass; AH, piano; Louis Moholo-Moholo, drums

Quartet: Jason Yarde, John Edwards, AH, Louis...

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I can highly recommend the Quartet. Storming concert in Sheffield last October.

Look forward to the Ogun. I've only just caught up with Louis' 'Bush Fire' from the olden days.

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If I had a plane or a ticket or the time, there would be nowhere I would rather be than to experience all of the above as well as the Barry Guy New Orchestra dates.

Alexander - you do realize you are blessed - and a marvelous musician to be part of this. I can't imagine being on stage with the monster that is Edwards/Moholo-Moholo. Well especially since I can't play piano!!!!

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Thanks Bev - Bush Fire is wonderful, isn't it? I think that's the first appearance of 'Mark of Respect', which is a tune we play a lot nowadays - a beautiful thing by Pule.

Steve - believe me, I'm like a kid in a candy store playing with Louis and John...the number of times I went to hear those guys when I was younger...so I still have to pinch myself when I get to hear them from a particularly good seat in the house (i.e. the piano bench). Those are two musicians who are completely incapable of giving anything less that 100%, which is a lesson in itself.

In fact, more generally, it's incredible to be able to play in any of the John Edwards + Mark Sanders/Steve Noble/Louis rhythm sections (though 'rhythm section' of course sells them short...) - I'm very lucky in that respect.

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The two musicians in the world that I have been unable to see live that I most want see live are John Edwards and Louis Moholo-Moholo

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Looking forward to the Ogun. I just listening to the earlier Ogun with AH and Louis MM. Recommended, it's a very rewarding recording. I find it interesting listening out for the varying influences. I'd love to see the gigs but work won't allow it.

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love Moholo; I think I saw him once but I was so young I didn't realize it.

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