'Only A Year' - Alex Clarke Quartet

Released in summer 2022, Alex's latest recording features some of the finest names in British Jazz.

A mixture of innovative arrangements of standards, orginal compositions and music by the likes of Phil Woods and Paquito D'Rivera, Alex's melodic sound showcases an authentic homage to the art of straight-ahead bebop.

Alex Clarke (alto & tenor saxophones)

David Newton - piano

Dave Green - bass

Clark Tracey - drums

To order one, drop Alex a message through the Contact page and she will send you one for £12 incl. p&p. Alternatively, click the link below to pay via PayPal.

Alternatively, come and find Alex at a gig and you can take one away with you for just £10!

“My old friend Clark Tracey phoned me and asked me to write a few words for this new recording. I will try because the music is really good and I know you will enjoy it.

Alex Clarke is new to me. I haven’t been around the scene much for several years and have missed a lot. So here I am catching up. I love her choice of songs, her choice of sideman and her sax playing. I hear flashes of other players in both her alto and tenor playing but mostly she already sounds like herself. She is young, but so were Dave Newton and Clark when they first recorded – (the mighty Dave Green too, although I was still in grade school at the time).

t's not easy to make an album when you are young – it takes a long time to get used to recording. Alex sounds like she is comfortable and inspired.”

~ Scott Hamilton