Temple of Olympic Zeus

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Ever since he first began to be noticed in 1992, Eric Alexander has developed into one of the giants of the tenor sax. He is not an avant-garde trailblazer; nor are there scores of saxophonists who sound like his clones. But Alexander has developed his own sound within the areas of hard bop to post-bop; he gives the impression that he can sound confident and very credible in any setting, and he has yet to make an unworthy recording. He has led at least 20 CD recordings since his emergence, with Temple of Olympic Zeus being one of his best. The middle of the CD, where Alexander performs a lyrical version of "Some Other Time" and a hard-swinging "Blues for David," features ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Ever since he first began to be noticed in 1992, Eric Alexander has developed into one of the giants of the tenor sax. He is not an avant-garde trailblazer; nor are there scores of saxophonists who sound like his clones. But Alexander has developed his own sound within the areas of hard bop to post-bop; he gives the impression that he can sound confident and very credible in any setting, and he has yet to make an unworthy recording. He has led at least 20 CD recordings since his emergence, with Temple of Olympic Zeus being one of his best. The middle of the CD, where Alexander performs a lyrical version of "Some Other Time" and a hard-swinging "Blues for David," features some of his finest playing. Four selections add the fiery trumpet of Jim Rotondi, who is a particularly suitable match with Alexander. Pianist David Hazeltine sounds inspired throughout this outing and bassist Nat Reeves and drummer Joe Farnsworth are stimulating and supportive. But the main star is Eric Alexander, a brilliant improviser who deserves much more recognition for invigorating jazz's modern mainstream.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/11/2007
  • Label: Highnote
  • UPC: 632375717223
  • Catalog Number: 7172
  • Sales rank: 193,135

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eric Alexander Primary Artist, Tenor Saxophone
Jim Rotondi Trumpet, Flugelhorn
David Hazeltine Piano
Nat Reeves Bass, Bass Guitar
Joe Farnsworth Drums
Technical Credits
Leonard Bernstein Composer
Donny Hathaway Composer
Eric Alexander Composer
Todd Barkan Producer, Audio Production
Betty Comden Composer
Joe Fields Executive Producer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer, Mastering
Adolph Green Composer
Jon W. Poses Liner Notes
Jason Slomack Art Direction
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