Artist: Eric Alexander Title: Second Impression Year Of Release: 2016 Label: HighNote Records Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Contemporary Jazz Quality: FLAC (tracks) [24bit/88,2kHz] Total Time: 54:49 Total Size: 1,16 GB (d.booklet)
Recorded: Trading 8s Recording Studio, Paramus, NJ on March 14, 2016; Mastered by Kevin Blacker, Blackler Mastering, Brooklyn, NY.
It can be argued with some validity that one's overall movement through life is reflected in his creative endeavor, and Eric Alexander's strength and versatility on the saxophone can be viewed from this perspective. At this point in his career, Eric has certainly covered a lot of territory, both literally and figuratively. He himself has lost count of how many albums feature his playing; our guess is 100 or more. While he has garnered critical acclaim from every corner, what has mattered most has been to establish his own voice within the illustrious bop-based jazz tradition which is exactly what he does on his latest HighNote release. The close-knit ensemble of a band of regular buddies, coupled with the bass-clef contributions of the extraordinary Bob Cranshaw, make for a listening experience not soon forgotten.
1 Second Impression 06:20 2 So Many Stars 05:43 3 Blues for Mo 05:17 4 Jennie's Dance 05:54 5 Secret Love 07:31 6 T-Bone Steak 06:06 7 Frenzy 06:00 8 Everything Happens to Me 06:34 9 Full House 05:21
************************** Eric Alexander - tenor saxophone Bob Cranshaw - bass Harold Mabern - piano, Fender Rhodes Joe Farnsworth - drums