Eric Alexander Quartet – Gentle Ballads III (2014) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads III (2014) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Eric Alexander Quartet – Gentle Ballads III (2014) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Total Size: 2.31 GB (ISO) + 2.25 GB (DSF) + 1.11 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Venus Records | Japan | Cat#: VHGD-36 | Genre: Jazz

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. Continue reading “Eric Alexander Quartet – Gentle Ballads III (2014) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Eric Alexander Quartet – Lazy Afternoon – Gentle Ballads IV (2014) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Eric Alexander Quartet - Lazy Afternoon - Gentle Ballads IV (2014) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Eric Alexander Quartet – Lazy Afternoon – Gentle Ballads IV (2014) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Total Size: 2.92 GB (ISO) + 2.86 GB (DSF) + 1.52 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Venus Records | Japan | Cat#: VHGD-28 | Genre: Bop , Jazz

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. Continue reading “Eric Alexander Quartet – Lazy Afternoon – Gentle Ballads IV (2014) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Eric Alexander Quartet – Gentle Ballads V (2014) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads V (2014) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Eric Alexander Quartet – Gentle Ballads V (2014) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Total Size: 2.52 GB (ISO) + 2.45 GB (DSF) + 1.25 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Venus Records | Japan | Cat#: VHGD-21 | Genre: Jazz

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. Continue reading “Eric Alexander Quartet – Gentle Ballads V (2014) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Eric Alexander Quartet – Gentle Ballads VI (2022) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads VI (2022) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Eric Alexander Quartet – Gentle Ballads VI (2022) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Total Size: 2.33 GB (ISO) + 2.29 GB (DSF) + 1.08 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Venus Records | Japan | Cat#: VHGD-374 | Genre: Jazz

More stunning playing from tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander’s Gentle Ballads series. Included are “So In Love,” “Hush-A-Bye,” “What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life” and more! Continue reading “Eric Alexander Quartet – Gentle Ballads VI (2022) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”