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Eric Alexander

A fine straight-ahead jazz saxophonist, Eric Alexander grew up in the state of Washington. He initially attended Indiana University, studying classical music as an altoist. However, he soon discovered jazz, switched to the tenor, and transferred to William Paterson College in New Jersey. After graduating, he moved to Chicago and gained important experience touring with Charles Earland while also becoming a fixture in local clubs. In 1991, Alexander placed second at the Thelonious Monk Institute's saxophone competition, finishing just behind Joshua Redman. In 1992, he relocated to New York and made his recording debut as a leader that year with a set for Criss Cross. Alexander was set to join Art Taylor's Wailers in 1995 when the drummer passed away. Influenced by Dexter Gordon and George Coleman, but gradually developing a more original sound, Alexander has also worked with Mel Rhyne, Cecil Payne, Kenny Barron, and Eddie Henderson, among others. Alexander recorded two additional sets as a leader for Criss Cross, was part of their Tenor Triangle session, and cut several heated CDs for Delmark, including one that he co-led with veteran tenor Lin Halliday. His 11th album, Man with a Horn, was licensed for U.S. release in 1999 by Milestone, which also issued the follow-up, The First Milestone, in 2000. Since that time, Alexander has kept busy releasing a steady slew of albums including Summit Meeting in 2002, Dead Center in 2004, Battle: Live at Smoke with alto saxophonist Vincent Herring, Temple of Olympic Zeus in 2007, Prime Time: In Concert in 2008, Revival of the Fittest in 2009, and Don't Follow the Crowd in 2011. In 2012, Alexander once again paired up with equally adept saxophonist Herring for the concert album Friendly Fire: Live at Smoke. Two years later, he paid homage to his adopted hometown of Chicago with the album Chicago Fire. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi
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Smooth smooth smooth
What a tenor sound, and mastery of technique. And, a great lyricism to his improvisatio n s . He is one of the best young guns on tenor.
oooh...
billoright
I have yet to hear a lackluster performance from Eric. Saw him with Cecil Payne a number of years ago and they blew the roof of the place. Incredible.
Eric often plays at Smoke Jazz club in NYC. Check him out - I have every CD.
He's REALLY good!! I couldn't believe it when I saw his picture. Sounded like an old black man was playing that horn. Musical talent has no color!!
When I first heard him, here on Pandora, I would have sworn it was Pharoah Sanders. If you've ever seen Pharoah play straight up blues you'll know what I'm talking about. This is by way of saying: Great stuff!
white34135
would love a duo with Chris Botti......
the next forerunner for jazz. . carrying on from our greatest inspirations .
from bird ' trane on to the future.
psn4lyfe
I have recently discovered Eric and I'm obsessed. I have purchased 3 of his CD's........ . . . L o v e Herring, Coltrane, Henderson also....Than k you Pandora
for such pleasure....
s3r6
Great player. It's a new discovery for me.
peach258
In a class by himself!
wholesome, excellent musician- see him if you can in live performance if he appears near you anywhere!
dude is tough i like him
SOLID
This sax player has full-throttl e , full-control of his horn. Fantastic.
jrvinson45
Eric..Thank you for keeping this music alive. If you had been born into the era that this jazz was king, you would have owned it!!!
Awesome dude! It's a shame that more of our young folks aren't down with this music! Thank you Pandora for introducing me to so many artists I've never heard of before!
mtnbikingchi k
i love pandora--i'v e discovered so many new artists and this guy is one i have never heard of but am enjoying him now very much!
Just checked him out this weekend in Half Moon Bay...Off the Hook...class act...a must in the collection! Check him out if you can ,a true professional , a must see , you wont be disapointed! !

Keep Jazz Alive!
One of the young cats who gets it with regards of how to play the tenor.
Awesome tone and great guy!

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