Angelika Niescier / Alexander Hawkins

Germany, UK

Angelika Niescier - saxophone
Alexander Hawkins - piano

The saxophonist from Cologne and the pianist from Oxford met at the Jazzfest Berlin and their Swiss label matchmade them into this duo. This works so exceptionally well, because of their similar sense of music and their shared enthusiasm for icons like Ornette Coleman or Cecil Taylor – yet doesn't sound like anything by these two avant-garde pioneers. The starting point for their improvisational flights of fancy are very different, new, original pieces, which the two instrumentalists wrote for each other.
Kunsthaus Nexus
Am Postplatz 1
5760 Saalfelden