Eric Alexander - Temple of Olympic Zeus

Eric Alexander - Temple of Olympic Zeus
Genre: Jazz
Duration: 56:27
Recording Date: January 17, 2007
Artist: Eric Alexander
Album: Temple of Olympic Zeus
Release Date: August 28, 2007
Styles: Post-Bop, Straight-Ahead Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz

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.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
The Temple of Olympic Zeus / Eric AlexanderEric Alexander
Someday We'll All Be Free / Donny HathawayEric Alexander
Dave's System / Eric AlexanderEric Alexander
Some Other Time / Leonard Bernstein / Betty Comden / Adolph GreenEric Alexander
Blues for DavidEric Alexander
Lucas Too / Eric AlexanderEric Alexander
I'm Gonna Laugh You Right out of My LifeEric Alexander
I'll Keep Loving YouEric Alexander

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