Eric Alexander Gentle Ballads Single-Layer Stereo Japanese Import SACD
Eric Alexander Gentle Ballads Single-Layer Stereo Japanese Import SACD
Genre: Jazz
Label: Venus

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Eric Alexander Gentle Ballads Single-Layer Stereo Japanese Import SACD

Eric Alexander

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SKU:
VENSA0060
UPC:
4571292517010
This Single-Layer SACD can only be played on a Super Audio CD Player!

First Entry in Renowned "Gentle Ballads" Series!

One of the most talented tenor saxophonists today, Eric Alexander has made quite a few recordings for the Japanese label Venus Records, but this 2004 date, a collection of ballads in a one-horn quartet format, is undoubtedly one of his definitive albums.

His warm and muscular tone captivates the listener from the first note of the opening number "Midnight Sun Will Never Set." His tender original "Gently" has such a lovely melody you could mistake it for one of the established standards.

While all songs are considered as "ballads," the program is sufficiently varied in rhythm, tempo and tone so that one does not need to worry about monotony. Alexander's burnished tenor sound is very well recorded and gives you a perspective of a first-row table in an intimate jazz club setting.

"His rich, big-toned tenor is rhapsodic as he explores a number of timeless ballads..." -Ken Dryden, allmusic.com

Features:
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Single-Layer SACD can only be played on a Super Audio CD Player! It will NOT play on conventional CD Players!
• Made in Japan

Musicians:
Eric Alexander, tenor sax
Mike LeDonne, piano
John Webber, bass
Joe Farnsworth, drums

Selections:
1. The Midnight Sun Will Never Set
2. Left Alone
3. Gently
4. Here's To Life
5. Midnight Sun
6. Harlem Nocturne
7. Soul Eyes
8. Under A Blanket Of Blue
9. Stormy Weather
10. Chelsea Bridge
11. Harlem Nocturne II
Description
This Single-Layer SACD can only be played on a Super Audio CD Player!

First Entry in Renowned "Gentle Ballads" Series!

One of the most talented tenor saxophonists today, Eric Alexander has made quite a few recordings for the Japanese label Venus Records, but this 2004 date, a collection of ballads in a one-horn quartet format, is undoubtedly one of his definitive albums.

His warm and muscular tone captivates the listener from the first note of the opening number "Midnight Sun Will Never Set." His tender original "Gently" has such a lovely melody you could mistake it for one of the established standards.

While all songs are considered as "ballads," the program is sufficiently varied in rhythm, tempo and tone so that one does not need to worry about monotony. Alexander's burnished tenor sound is very well recorded and gives you a perspective of a first-row table in an intimate jazz club setting.

"His rich, big-toned tenor is rhapsodic as he explores a number of timeless ballads..." -Ken Dryden, allmusic.com

Features:
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Single-Layer SACD can only be played on a Super Audio CD Player! It will NOT play on conventional CD Players!
• Made in Japan

Musicians:
Eric Alexander, tenor sax
Mike LeDonne, piano
John Webber, bass
Joe Farnsworth, drums

Selections:
1. The Midnight Sun Will Never Set
2. Left Alone
3. Gently
4. Here's To Life
5. Midnight Sun
6. Harlem Nocturne
7. Soul Eyes
8. Under A Blanket Of Blue
9. Stormy Weather
10. Chelsea Bridge
11. Harlem Nocturne II
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
3.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Eric Alexander
Title
Gentle Ballads
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
Record Speed Record Size
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
02-19-2015
Availability
In Stock
Format
SACD
ISBN
Release Date
03-30-2015
ASSOC
S
Scratch & Dent
0
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