- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: March 4, 2008
- Label: Highnote
Down Beat - p.783.5 stars out of 5
-- "[Alexander] has an exhilarating level of stamina, which allied to harmonic acuity and playfulness with the rhythmic/textural aspects of his horn, makes for an exciting cocktail..."
JazzTimes - p.86
"[T]he quartet arrangements are soulful, straightahead and Blue Note-tinted, with Alexander out front playing vibrant, fluid tenor..."
- 1.Blues Live
- 2.One For Steve
- 3.Little Lucas
- 5.Some Other Time
- 6.We All Love Eddie Harris
Eric Alexander (Saxophone): Eric Alexander (tenor saxophone); David Hazeltine (piano); John Webber (bass instrument); Joe Farnsworth (drums).
In both bop and soul-jazz contexts in the '90s and '00s, Eric Alexander has established himself as one of America's foremost mainstream tenor saxophonists. PRIME TIME is a special treat for Alexander fans, as it's comprised of CD and DVD versions of a live performance in North Carolina in 2007, capturing in both formats the intimacy and assured interplay of Alexander with his regular band. With this double-disc set, Alexander proves that the straight-ahead tenor tradition of Gene Ammons, George Coleman, and yes, Eddie Harris (who's given props on one track) is still in good hands.