Pianist Mike LeDonne and tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander co-lead a new sextet called The Heavy Hitters that calls upon “the timelessness of old Blue Note sounds” on their eponymous debut album.

LeDonne is best known for his work with Milt Jackson and Benny Golson as well as his large selection of leader and co-leader records. Alexander is known as a first-rate soloist who has worked with Harold Mabern and others, and previously played with LeDonne on a well-received series of releases with Venus Records in the mid-2000s.

The pair is joined here by trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, alto saxophonist Vincent Herring, bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington.

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