A Really Young Lion

Piano prodigy Joey Alexander has a lot of buzz going for him, with good reason. He’s got gobs of talent, finely honed instincts and a deep understanding of Jazz that belie his tender age. He has the potential to become one of the greats if the arc of his rise continues and he’s already wowing audiences and fans including Wynton Marsalis. Frequent collaborator Ulysses Owen, Jr. on the drums and Berklee College of Music alum Reuben Rogers on upright bass not only accompanied young Alexander, they took jaw-dropping solos and all three traded eights with improvisatory brio in the finest tradition of Jazz at its best. Mr. Alexander has some maturing to do in his soloing and compositions, but the seeds he’ll be growing from are huge already.