Eric Alexander


HighNote HCD 7311
Eric Alexander
Song of No Regrets

Hearing tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander is one of the great treats in jazz. There are few artists on stage today who combine chops, imagination and technique with a fluidity of ideas as he does. This imposing improviser is reunited here with pianist David Hazeltine and they're joined by another jazz great, the always daring trumpeter Jon Faddis on a couple of the tracks. Add in the swing engendered by bassist John Webber and drummer Joe Farnsworth and you have a formula for excellence, if ever there was one. Alexander produced the session and there is a strong latin feel throughout thanks to the contributions of vibrant percussionist Alex Diaz spurring the band on with a whole trunk load of Latin percussion instruments. In addition to the Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66 title tune, the set-list features a satisfying mix of originals and covers all given the patented Alexander treatment.

ERIC ALEXANDER, tenor saxophone • with special guest: Jon Faddis, trumpet • David Hazeltine, piano • John Webber, bass • Joe Farnsworth, drums • Alex Diaz, percussion

TRACKS: But Here's the Thing • These Three Words • Grinder • Coraz√≥n Perdido • Mas Que Nada • Boom Zoom • Song of No Regrets • Cede's Shack • Up, Up and Away

 But Here's the Thing

 Song of No Regrets

 Mas Que Nada

 Cede's Shack

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