Eric Alexander with Strings

Format: CD
Release Date: 12/6/2019
Style(s): Bebop
Availability: In Stock

Thanks, no doubt, to the precedent-setting sweetness of Charlie Parker With Strings, there’s an expectation that any pairing of a saxophonist and a string section will result in something ballad-heavy and lush. Obviously, there have been exceptions—Joshua Redman’s recent Sun On Sand being an obvious example. But Eric Alexander With Strings plays delightfully to type, with tempos slow and sultry, and plenty of minor-key melodies. Even so, the album never sounds like a throwback, in part because Dave Rivello’s arrangements rely as much on the rhythm section as the strings, but mostly because Alexander understands that the sweet, sustained string harmonies are more effective if they stand in contrast to the muscular insistence of the saxophone. - DownBeat Magazine

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1. Gently
Length: 06:33
2. Dreamsville
Length: 05:08
3. Some Other Time
Length: 05:34
4. Lonely Woman
Length: 06:58
5. Slow, Hot Wind
Length: 06:20
6. The Thrill Is Gone
Length: 05:53
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 36:26
UPC: 632375733025