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Eric Alexander: Alexander the Great

Alexander is in the tradition of Windy City tenormen, and it’s entirely appropriate that he’s reunited here with B-3 boss Charles Earland, with whom he earned a name for himself after landing in Chicago about 10 years ago. In addition to Earland, Alexander recruited long-time associates James Rotondi, trumpet; Peter Bernstein, guitar and Joe Farnsworth, drums, all of whom are on the same page when it comes to interpreting the eight tunes that make up this tasty disc. Recorded just three months after the hornmen guested on the late Earland’s Blowing the Blues 1997 HighNote CD, the three principals continue the mood established there.

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