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QUOTES about NORTHERN LIGHTS

FROM JAZZ TIMES
About “Spiral”
– “No true tempo exists for Healy’s “Spiral,” yet he and Alexander’s inquistive musings, at varying levels of intensity, are given a firm underpinning by Driscoll and Hirshfield’s intuitive support. Comparisons can easily be made to the styles of Pat Metheny, or Keith Jarrett with Charlie Haden and Paul Motian, but this quartet is clearly secure in its own identity.”
About “Christmas Day”
– “His twangy guitar and Healy’s crystalline piano combine mellifluously on the vibrant, uplifting theme.”
– “…his ideas defy any time, place or style.”
– “Alexander’s regrettably brief but impactful statement leads back to the theme before an energetic dual coda of sorts by the co-leaders.”
About “November”
– “Healy and Alexander offer up the glistening, spiritual theme prior to the guitarist’s acoustic, heartbreakingly moving exposition.”
About “Chimes”
– “Chimes” contains Healy’s reflective, mournful rubato intro that is underscored by composer Alexander’s eerie, sweeping, synthesizer-like guitar effects. Alexander then magically shifts into a warm, glowing solo that endears rather than provokes.”

FROM NOTES ON JAZZ
About “November”
– “Alexander plays a warm and sensitive acoustic guitar solo that helps sustain the “down home” feeling of this song.”
About “Chimes”
– “Alexander’s masterfully controlled guitar work with its swooping violin-like sound.”
– “(The album has) an extraordinary suppleness rarely captured on tape.”

FROM ALL ABOUT JAZZ
About “Spiral”
– “(Alexander’s) deas defy any time, place or style.

FROM JAZZ WEEKLY
– “Alexander’s embracing tone on the lyical “Christmas Day” and the spacious “Spiral” make for fascinating listening.”

FROM IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION
– “As you listen to Scott (Healy’s) piano/synth work against the fantastic guitar from Glenn (Alexander-joined by bass from Kermit Driscoll and drums from Jeff Hirshfield), you will be pleased beyond measure of the well-played jazz.”
– Review calls guitar work “fantastic” and rates CD as “most highly recommended”

QUOTES about NAKED MOVIES

FROM ROLLING STONE
– “Alexander pours enough chicken grease on “Coke” for Stevie Ray’s faithful, and the spooky, steely title track might just sneak up on the odd Radiohead fan.”

QUOTES about GLENN ALEXANDER

FROM DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE
– “But the most impressive thing about Alexander’s album isn’t who he got to play on it, or his solid backup band – it’s the quality of the songwriting.”

FROM GUITAR WORLD
About “Alpine Road”
– “…a probing, daring suite featuring Glenn’s ethereal volume swells behind drummer Ben Smith’s nimble bashing and Mino Cinelu’s colorful percussion work. Glenn builds his solo gracefully on this moody piece, beginning with sparse statements and nuance, then building to some Pat Martino-type single-note flurries before kicking on the fuzz and taking it up a notch in intensity.”
– “Alexander rates right up there at the head of the pack of post-Metheny fusion players.”

QUOTES about RAINBOW’S REVENGE

FROM GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE
– “Alexander reveals himself to be a sophisticated composer and impassioned guitarist.”

FROM PULSE MAGAZINE
– “Alexander is a deft player whose legato phrasing allows melodic phrases to emerge and slide off on a tangent with fluid ease.”
– “He’s at his best on slower, more bucolic numbers like the joyful “Christmas Day” or the regretful “Letting Go” where his gift for melody comes to the fore.”

QUOTES about SOULTIME!

FROM THE AQUARIAN
About “All I Can Do”
– “(The)guitar work of Glenn Alexander comes off with elegant simplicity, chirping out blues licks and R&B chord…”
About “Lookin’ For A Good Time”
– “Alexander’s rhythmic guitar work is on par with Steve Cropper’s early days with Booker T & The MG’s. Upbeat and groove-dominated, “Looking For A Good Time” is yet another standout track on this fabulous disc.”
About “Words Fail Me”
– “Glenn Alexander’s opening guitar riffs are bluesy and understated brilliance.”
About “Walking On A Thin Line”
– ““Walking On A Thin Line” drips and oozes with the 1970s soul sounds of Curtis Mayfield. Alexander is back again with some lethal dose of bare bones guitar magic and reminds me of Mayfield himself as he sounds off throughout the piece.”


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REVIEWS

Reviews for NORTHERN LIGHThttp://glennalexander.com/reviews-for-northern-light/

Reviews for NAKED MOVIEShttp://glennalexander.com/review-of-naked-movies/

Reviews for GLENN ALEXANDERhttp://glennalexander.com/reviews-of-glenn-alexander/

Reviews for RAINBOW’S REVENGEhttp://glennalexander.com/reviews-of-rainbows-revenge/

Reviews for INSIDE OUThttp://glennalexander.com/reviews-of-inside-out/

Reviews for SOULTIME! – http://glennalexander.com/reviews-of-soultime/

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