Eric Alexander – Up, Over & Out
Delmark DD 476
Compact Disc (1995)
Since placing second (to Joshua Redman) in the 1991 saxophone competition sponsored by the Thelonious Monk Institute, Eric Alexander has increasingly grabbed the ear of audiences and fellow musicians – particularly those a generation or two his senior, who recognize in him the unapologetic fire that lit the early days of bebop. Up, Over & Out offers the clearest example yet of his mastery.