Eric Alexander Straight Up
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- by Eric Alexander ~ Man With a Horn ~ $11.99
- Released: September 18, 1993
- Label: Delmark
- 1.Straight Up
- 2.What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
- 3.Be My Love
- 4.Blues Waltz
- 6.Oscar For Treadwell, An
- 7.End Of A Love Affair
- 8.Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
Personnel: Eric Alexander (tenor saxophone); Jim Rotondi (trumpet); Harold Mabern (piano); John Webber (bass); George Fludas (drums).
Recorded at Riverside Studio, Chicago, Illinois on August 21 & 22, 1992. Includes liner notes by Lora Rosner.
Personnel: Eric Alexander (tenor saxophone); Jim Rotondi (trumpet); Harold Mabern (piano); George Fludas (drums).
Liner Note Author: Lora Rosner.
Recording information: Riverside Studio, Chicago, IL (08/21/1992/08/22/1992).
Photographer: Eric Futron.
Unknown Contributor Role: Harold Mabern.
Tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander finished second in the 1991 Thelonious Monk sax competition, and shows why throughout these eight tracks. He has a full, bright, impressive tone, excellent facility and command of the instrument and is steadily developing a personal sound. While the tracks vary in quality, most are at worst competent and at best outstanding. Alexander is more interesting on uptempo tunes than ballads, where he concentrates more on melodic presentation than thematic exposition. ~ Ron Wynn
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