Eric Alexander – Alexander the Great

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Alexander the Great is an album by saxophonist Eric Alexander which was recorded in 1997 and released on the HighNote label in 2000.

In his review on Allmusic, Michael G. Nastos states “The combination of tenor saxophonist Alexander, trumpeter Jim Rotundi, guitarist Peter Bernstein and drummer Joe Farnsworth has yielded great results, with the collective One for All and their own individual bands.”

In JazzTimes, Miles Jordan wrote “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 …”

Track listing:
All compositions by Eric Alexander except where noted

“Burner’s Waltz” – 7:32
“Let’s Stay Together” (Al Green, Al Jackson Jr., Willie Mitchell) – 6:00
“God Bless the Child” (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.) – 6:31
“Explosion” – 8:11
“Through the Fire” (David Foster, Tom Keane, Cynthia Weil) – 5:24
“Soft Winds” (Benny Goodman, Fred Royal) – 8:13
“Born to Be Blue” (Robert Wells, Mel Tormé) – 5:57
“Carrot Cake” (Peter Bernstein) – 7:56

Eric Alexander – tenor saxophone
James Rotondi – trumpet (tracks 1, 2, 4-6 & 8)
Charles Earland – Hammond B3 organ
Peter Bernstein – guitar
Joe Farnsworth – drums


Released: 2000
Recorded: May 8, 1997
Studio: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Length: 55:44
Label: HighNote
HCD 7013
Producer: Charles Earland