Two of a Kind

Two of a Kind

by Eric Alexander
     
 
Eric Alexander is a high-powered tenor saxophonist whose style falls between hard bop and post-bop. On this set he splits his time between quartet numbers -- with pianist David Hazeltine, bassist John Webber, and drummer Joe Farnsworth -- and quintet pieces that co-star

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Eric Alexander is a high-powered tenor saxophonist whose style falls between hard bop and post-bop. On this set he splits his time between quartet numbers -- with pianist David Hazeltine, bassist John Webber, and drummer Joe Farnsworth -- and quintet pieces that co-star baritonist Cecil Payne. Unfortunately, Payne (74 at the time) sounds past his prime, displaying a weaker tone than he had previously although he tries his best during his three appearances (two Payne originals plus "I Can't Get Started"). Alexander (who brought in three originals of his own) sounds fine throughout and he helps to revitalize the straight-ahead tradition with his passionate playing.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/1997
Label:
Criss Cross
UPC:
8712474113323
catalogNumber:
1133
Rank:
93529

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