HighNote HCD 7172
Temple Of Olympic Zeus
Tenor saxman Eric Alexander has more than lived up to his Young Lion hype. Last year he released his amazing 18th recording as leader for HighNote, It's All in the Game (HCD 7148). It only reinforces what has been clear from his work of the past decade Alexander is one of the leading talents of modern tenor saxophone. Eric describes his musical mission as "assembling good musicians that I'm comfortable playing with, getting quality material--a combination of originals and standards and trying to make the kind of a recording that a jazz fan or musician can put on and enjoy listening to from start to finish." That is precisely what he does on his latest HighNote release. Eric and his working band explore a wealth of material, finding treasures and mining each gem without getting tedious, varying his strategies from fluttering wisps, meaty arpeggios, and evocative swirls.
Eric Alexander- tenor saxophone; Jim Rotondi- trumpet/flugelhorn; David Hazeltine- piano; Nat Reeves- bass; Joe Farnsworth- drums.
Tracks: Daveís System; Some Other Time; Lucas Too; Iím Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My Life; Someday Weíll All Be Free; The Temple of Olympic Zeus; Iíll Keep Loving You; Blues for David.
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