Eric Alexander & Lin Halliday – Stablemates
Delmark DE 488
Compact Disc (1996)
Perhaps no other combination in the history of jazz has inspired the amount of verve, energy, and knock-down-drag-out fun as the pairing of two tenors. With this recording, Eric Alexander and Lin Halliday rekindle the tradition of the tenor meeting with the same spirit that sparked the classic bop dates of partners in arms such as Dexter Gordon & Wardell Gray, Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt, and Johnny Griffin & Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis. At the heart of this meeting, is the mutual admiration, playful competition, and familiar rapport of old friends.