Cory Weeds Cellar Jazz Club Presents:
November 4-5, 2011
NYC Saxophonist Eric Alexander in concert with legendary Pianist Harold
Mabern, Jodi Proznick (Bass), Jesse Cahill (Drums)
Doors: 6:30 pm Show: 8:00 pm
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Eric Alexander is certainly one of the top tenor saxophonists playing today, his mastery of the music and his instruments are unsurpassed. With over two dozen CDs out under his own name and appearing as sidemen on countless others, Eric Alexander has made his mark on the jazz world and documented his progress as a tenor master. He has a rich tone and an aggressive, driving style that grabs the listener’s attention and won’t let go.
“The people I listened to in college are still the cats that are influencing me today,” says Alexander. “Monk, Dizzy, Sonny Stitt, Clifford Brown, Jackie McLean, Joe Henderson- the legacy left by Bird and all the bebop pioneers, that language and that feel, that’s the bread and butter of what I do.”
Eric’s friend and mentor, Harold Mabern, is one of jazz’s most respected and skillful pianists. As a sideman and leader, Mabern has played with many jazz greats including Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Wes Montgomery, Lionel Hampton, Benny Golson and Sarah Vaughan. He has been a member of the groundbreaking groups the Jazztet, MJT + 3, and the Contemporary Piano Ensemble. A longtime faculty member at William Paterson University, Mabern is a frequent instructor at the Stanford Jazz Workshop.
This concert is brought to you in part by The Hard Rubber Orchestra and Coastal Jazz and Blues.