at Brilliant Corners
Improv rising star pianist Alexander Hawkins crops up in two playing situations at the inaugural Brilliant Corners festival later this week.
The Oxford-based musician performs with his own band Decoy on organ, alongside John Edwards and Steve Noble, but Hawkins is also to feature at the Belfast festival in Human, drummer Steve Davis’ new band.
Davis, best known for Bourne/Davis/Kane, no not a firm of architects but a peerlessly anarchic piano trio, has teamed up to be Human, as it were, with the maverick violinist Dylan Bates, and trumpeter/electronicist Alex Bonney.
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Liane Carroll, David Lyttle, and Mark Lockheart’s Ellington In Anticipation, are also part of the three-day festival previously trailed in these pages, taking place in the city’s Cathedral Quarter from Thursday.
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