Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Alan Hawkshaw

There is no more revered name in the world of library, or production, music than that of Alan Hawkshaw. Hawkshaw played with a number of luminaries in his time; The Shadows, David Bowie, Serge Gainsbourg, et al, but it was through his work recording original music for production libraries that his mark was made. Working, for the most part, with KPM, Hawkshaw recording some absolutely essential tunes.

Whether solo, as the founding members of The Mohawks, or with other KPM all-stars (Brian Bennett and Alan Parker come to mind), Hawkshaw's music was at times groovy, funky, and laid-back. Sometimes all at once.

RPM records has released a superb collection of his tunes.

You can also find his work on many library compilations.

Here's a couple favorites:

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