Alex Ernewein

Album cover art for upc 829982105745
Catalog: TAERCD08
Format: CD

Alex Ernewein; With Terry Clarke; Kelly Jefferson; Jake Langley; Keiran Overs;

1. Donna Lee 2. O.G.D. 3. Take The 'A' Train 4. Blue Bossa 5. Four 6. All Blues 7. My Romance 8. I'll Remember April 9. Stella by Starlight 10. Straight No Chaser 11. Improv Suite One

Wholenote Discoveries - March 2009
(; When this CD was recorded in May of 2008 at Canterbury Sound Studio in Toronto, Alex Ernewein was 14 years old and quite the debut album it is. Wise enough to surround himself with four of the top musicians on the scene who give him all the support he needs, and then some, this is a very impressive display by any standards. There are eleven selections, wisely mostly familiar, ranging from the Rodgers & Hart standard My Romance to Monk’s Straight No Chaser and there is one original, a piano solo called Improv Suite One. The line-up varies throughout the album and Ernewein moves comfortably from piano to Fender Rhodes to Hammond B3. The music was improvised on the spot and any imperfections are a worthwhile trade-off against the spontaneity of the music. You will hear more of young Mr. Ernewein. Jim Galloway

Price: $14.98