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Eric Alexander and Vincent Herring: The Battle

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Whenever two or more saxophonists gather together, there is usually the scent of blood. And so it is with this match between tenorman Alexander and altoman Herring. No mean scene here, but neither party takes the session lightly, either. For listeners familiar with classic recorded saxophone battles of the past-Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt, Dexter Gordon and Wardell Gray, “Lockjaw” Davis and Johnny Griffin-this one is of equal stature, with more modern harmonies on display.

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