Alexander, Eric

High Note, 2014CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 20.3

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Eric honed his chops in Chicago and revisits the grooves from that time paying homage to Eddie Harris, Sonny Stitt and Johnny Griffin. The lineup for Chicago Fire is Jeremy Pelt (t), Harold Mabern (p), John Webber (d), Joe Farnsworth (b) and leader Eric Alexander on tenor sax. There is a cool swinging feel that starts with an instrumental version of “Save Your Love For Me”. That spills over into “Eddie Harris”, “Blueski For Vonski” and “You Talk That Talk”. The Chicago audiences coaxed Alexander to play with passion during his early associations with Mabern and Charles Earland. He learned well!


Publicist: Jazz Depot