Distinguished SOTW Member, Forum Contributor 2015
Mr.Roland Alexander had passed away wednesday night June 14,2006 at Maimonnes hospital in Brooklyn,New York with family at his side.60's local icon and friend to Jazz tenor saxophonist,composor,teacher,pianist,community activist,local hero and a true firebrand from the progressive 1960's. he had a hard driving style and a dark explosive sound like Joe Henderson or Sam Rivers but with original ideas and and usually good rhythm sections in tow. he has at least a dozen recordings dating back from 1963 self titled debut album to the seventies "live at the Axsis" a now defunct Manhatten club. you can do a Google search or go to Amazon for recordings still in print. i do hope everyone will at least give this gentle giant a listen...