Badlands

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Rob Mazurek's second of three CDs for Hep is a solid hard bop affair, featuring the then-rising star Eric Alexander on tenor sax. The trumpeter covers a lot of familiar turf, beginning a tantalizing "Angel Eyes" in which he utilizes a Harmon mute and benefits from pianist Randy Tressler's imaginative approach to this standard. The rollicking, bluesy treatment of "Deep Purple" proves refreshing, though the dreamy take of "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" breaks no new ground. Alexander shines as a foil for Mazurek in bassist John Webber's driving "Nomad" and the leader's explosive "Badlands." By the late '90s, Mazurek had turned his interest away from hard bop, but this early ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Rob Mazurek's second of three CDs for Hep is a solid hard bop affair, featuring the then-rising star Eric Alexander on tenor sax. The trumpeter covers a lot of familiar turf, beginning a tantalizing "Angel Eyes" in which he utilizes a Harmon mute and benefits from pianist Randy Tressler's imaginative approach to this standard. The rollicking, bluesy treatment of "Deep Purple" proves refreshing, though the dreamy take of "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" breaks no new ground. Alexander shines as a foil for Mazurek in bassist John Webber's driving "Nomad" and the leader's explosive "Badlands." By the late '90s, Mazurek had turned his interest away from hard bop, but this early effort has stood the test of time rather well.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/12/1995
  • Label: Hep Records
  • UPC: 603366206521
  • Catalog Number: 2065
  • Sales rank: 312,553

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Arthur's Seat (6:45)
  2. 2 Angel Eyes (9:38)
  3. 3 Kay's Birthday (5:18)
  4. 4 Deep Purple (8:34)
  5. 5 Badlands (9:51)
  6. 6 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye (4:55)
  7. 7 Nomad (7:32)
  8. 8 Stranger in Paradise - Van Alexander & His Orchestra (8:38)
  9. 9 I Fall in Love Too Easily (6:48)
  10. 10 Edinburgh Nights (6:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rob Mazurek Primary Artist, Trumpet
Eric Alexander Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
George Fludas Drums
John Webber Bass
Randolph Tressler Piano
Technical Credits
Alexander Borodin Composer
Terry Adams Engineer
Rob Mazurek Composer
Alastair Robertson Producer, Liner Notes, Audio Production
George Forrest Composer
Robert Wright Composer
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