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Alex Riel: Unriel

Although Danish drummer Alex Riel’s small discography dates back to the mid-’50s, his albums as a leader are too far in between. On Unriel, he leads a subdued sextet that includes tenor saxophonists Jerry Bergonzi and Michael Brecker, guitarist Mike Stern, bassist Eddie Gomez and pianist Niels Lan Doky. Together, they deliver a handful of originals written by various members of the ensemble.

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