The Jazz Man Raves About 'Burnin' in London'!

Ian Mann gives a big Four Stars!

“They approach their chosen material with such energy and joie de vivre that you can’t help warming to them. Also they find so much to say in their solos that is genuinely fresh and exciting.”

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CD REVIEW: New York All-Stars (featuring Eric Alexander and Harold Mabern) – Burnin’ In London

This hard-hitting quartet led by tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander and piano master Harold Mabern produce a full-throttle set of virtuosic mainstream jazz recorded live at London’s Pizza Express club in November 2017.

For the full review, please click on the image, above.

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Around the LJF World in +10 Days —Gonzo Journalism from a Diehard Jazz Fan

Preface: This pastiche is decidedly biased, as it is written by someone in the business—as a manager, record label owner, agent and talent spotter—whose love for jazz exceeds all in his life, other than his love for his family. I’ve chosen to highlight my relationships with each artist/band, along with a sound bite performance rating, to protect the innocent. Otherwise, I’ll simply take the 5th Amendment.

Harold Mabern, Eric Alexander, Daryl Hall, Bernd Reiter

Harold Mabern, Eric Alexander, Daryl Hall, Bernd Reiter

Martin Hummel, Harold Mabern

Martin Hummel, Harold Mabern

Harold Mabern

Harold Mabern

Martin Hummel, Eric Alexander

Martin Hummel, Eric Alexander

Harold Mabern, Eric Alexander

Harold Mabern, Eric Alexander

Sunday, 19th November

Bernd Reiter New York All-Stars, featuring Eric Alexander & Harold Mabern

Pizza Express Soho (Full)

Eric Alexander is undoubtedly one of the best living tenor sax players in the world. When you pair him with the legendary Harold Mabern on piano, and throw in John Hall/bass and Bernd Reiter/drums, you have a mesmerizing cocktail of straight-ahead take-no-prisoners mainstream bop. Although technically not included in the LJF program, this quartet is world class and it was a brilliant way to end a spectacular EFG London Jazz Festival.

Relationship: In Development

Performance: Immaculate