Eric Alexander Quartet

Eric Alexander Quartet - Chim Chim Cheree (2010) (Repost)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 16, 2018
Eric Alexander Quartet - Chim Chim Cheree (2010) (Repost)

Eric Alexander Quartet - Chim Chim Cheree (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 471.79 Mb | 1:02:27 | Scans included
Post Bop | Label: Venus Records, Inc. (VHCD-1038)

Chim Chim Cheree has been dubbed "a tribute to John Coltrane." Returning with usual sidemen Harold Mabern at the piano, Joe Farnsworth on drums, and bassist John Webber, this album represents a thorough examination of Coltrane's music made up of Coltrane originals and tunes Coltrane ostensibly owned throughout his career. While George Coleman, Dexter Gordon, and Sonny Stitt are most often cited as the foremost influences on Alexander, Coltrane is clearly among them.

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads V (2011)  Music

Posted by v3122 at June 29, 2017
Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads V (2011)

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads V (2011)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Venus, VHCD-1054 | Japan | ~ 387 or 143 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 36 Mb
Jazz, Post Bop

A fine straight-ahead jazz saxophonist, Eric Alexander grew up in the state of Washington. He initially attended Indiana University, studying classical music as an altoist. However, he soon discovered jazz, switched to the tenor, and transferred to William Paterson College in New Jersey. After graduating, he moved to Chicago and gained important experience touring with Charles Earland while also becoming a fixture in local clubs. In 1991, Alexander placed second at the Thelonious Monk Institute's saxophone competition, finishing just behind Joshua Redman…
Eric Alexander Quartet - Lazy Afternoon: Gentle Ballads IV (2009)

Eric Alexander Quartet - Lazy Afternoon: Gentle Ballads IV (2009)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Venus, VHCD-1027 | Japan | ~ 486 or 171 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz, Post Bop

Eric Alexander has had many opportunities to record as a leader for several different labels, though producer Tetsuo Hara, owner of the Japanese label Venus, has become a huge fan, recording him almost any time he travels to New York City. This 2008 session finds the tenor saxophonist with several musicians with whom he is very familiar, including pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist John Webber, and drummer Joe Farnsworth (the latter two who play with Alexander in the co-op band One for All)…

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads III (2007)  Music

Posted by v3122 at May 6, 2017
Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads III (2007)

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads III (2007)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Venus, VHCD-1011 | Japan | ~ 387 or 135 Mb | Covers Included
Jazz, Post Bop

Since arriving on the jazz scene, Eric Alexander has turned into one of the busiest tenor saxophonists, recording prolifically for labels in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, in addition to his participation in the all-star band One for All. This third volume of ballads for Venus utilizes the same rhythm section as the earlier two editions: pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist John Webber, and drummer Joe Farnsworth, three of the busiest jazz musicians in New York City…

Eric Alexander Quartet - Recado Bossa Nova (2014) {Venus}  Music

Posted by tiburon at June 15, 2014
Eric Alexander Quartet - Recado Bossa Nova (2014) {Venus}

Eric Alexander Quartet - Recado Bossa Nova (2014) {Venus}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 379MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Post-Bop

Eric Alexander is an American jazz saxophonist, known for his sophisticated hard bop and post-bop style. Alexander began as a classical musician, studying alto saxophone at Indiana University with Eugene Rousseau in 1986. He soon switched to jazz and the tenor saxophone, however, and transferred to William Paterson University, where he studied with Harold Mabern, Rufus Reid, Joe Lovano, Gary Smulyan, Norman Simmons, Steve Turre and others.

Eric Alexander Quartet - Chim Chim Cheree (2010) [lossless]  Music

Posted by stfine at May 23, 2010
Eric Alexander Quartet - Chim Chim Cheree (2010) [lossless]

Eric Alexander Quartet - Chim Chim Cheree (2010)
Jazz / Post-Bop, Instrumental | FLAC tracks, log, cue | artwork | 487 MB (3%)
Label: Venus Records, VHCD-1038

John Coltrane tribute album release from Eric Alexander Quartet. Supported by Harold Mabern on piano, John Webber on bass and Joe Farnsworth and drums, the group places their focus on the music recorded by Coltrane's "classic quartet" of the early and mid 1960's.

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads II (2008)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 16, 2018
Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads II (2008)

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads II (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 400.45 Mb + 19.17 Mb (Scans) | 64:47
Post Bop | Label: Venus Records VHCD-3002

Like its predecessor, Gentle Ballads, Gentle Ballads, Vol. 2 is another fairly low-key session led by Eric Alexander. Not only is the personnel identical (pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist John Webber, and drummer Joe Farnsworth), but the cover art once again features a nude photo by the late Jeanloup Sieff, quite possibly the same model from the same photo shoot. The tenor saxophonist mixes things up a bit more during this 2006 session, playing ballads that were hits for popular singers ("Mona Lisa" and "I'm a Fool to Want You"), 1960s Broadway ("Who Can I Turn To"), and 1960s pop ("The Look of Love"), in addition to the expected standards. Best are the deliberate take of Duke Ellington's timeless melancholy ballad "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)" and a bluesy, loping treatment of Neal Hefti's "Li'l Darlin'," which became a signature piece for Count Basie. The John Coltrane influence is again apparent, though Alexander isn't a mere clone, even if this enjoyable date falls short of being groundbreaking.

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads V (2011) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 17, 2017
Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads V (2011) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads V (2011) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]
Pio BDP-80FD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front+Back | 2.44GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front+Back | 1.26GB + 5% Recovery

The fifth installment of tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander's "Gentle Ballads" series doesn't disappoint. His unwavering, strong tone and unsentimental approach, combined with a certain peacefulness and strong spirituality of his playing, produce stunning results. For the first time in this series, master pianist George Cables joins the band and makes valuable contributions.

Eric Alexander Quartet - Recado Bossa Nova (2014)  Music

Posted by mark70 at June 15, 2014
Eric Alexander Quartet - Recado Bossa Nova (2014)

Eric Alexander Quartet - Recado Bossa Nova (2014)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 45:58 min | 107 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bossa Nova | Label: Venus, Pony Canyon

The essence of jazz tenor Korezo the tenor sound of Eric thrilling roaring to Beautiful powerful aboard the Cuban rhythms and bossa nova! New ground in New Eric Alexander Sound!

Eric Alexander - Gentle Ballads (2005)  Music

Posted by v3122 at April 29, 2017
Eric Alexander - Gentle Ballads (2005)

Eric Alexander - Gentle Ballads (2005)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Venus, TKCV-35533 | Japan | ~ 467 or 167 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 35 Mb
Jazz

In addition to being one of the top tenor saxophonists of his generation, Eric Alexander has developed quite a following in Japan, as evidenced by his series of recordings for the Venus label. These 2004 sessions with pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist John Webber, and drummer Joe Farnsworth are much in the mold of John Coltrane's Ballads album of the early '60s…