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Stein Brothers Although well known in the Greater Newark / North Jersey Area with a growing New York presence, Asher (alto sax) and Alex (tenor sax) are still in their twenties. They started their careers playing in the late lamented Tuesday jam session at the old Peppermint Lounge in Orange, and have appeared at such venues as New Jersey PAC (Performing Arts Center- including the "Absolut Sounds of the City" Summer Festival), Kavehaz (Manhattan), the Carlyle Hotel (Manhattan), the South Orange "Giants of Jazz", Cecil's Place (West Orange), Shanghai Jazz (Madison), the Crossroads (Garwood), Trumpet's (Montclair), Bula (Newton) and the Priory's (Newark) Friday night Jazz Series. Both Alex and Asher graduated with majors in Jazz Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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The Stein Brothers Quintet: Quixotic

Read "Quixotic" reviewed by Laurel Gross

Things couldn’t be tougher for young musicians trying to make a name for themselves on the talent-rich-but-job-scarce New York scene. Or, perhaps in these dicey economic times they could. In any case, fans of straight-ahead may be glad that saxophonists Asher and Alex Stein have stuck it out. Siblings and even twins ...

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The Stein Brothers Quintet: Quixotic

Read "Quixotic" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

The theatre darkens and the curtain opens. The opening frame on the silver screen shows a foggy, cliff-side road like the Pacific Coast Highway. An Austin-Healey convertible, with the top down, is negotiating the curves along the scenic stretch. As the camera slowly zooms in on the driver's head, the music from the radio is clearly ...

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The Stein Brothers Quintet: Quixotic

Read "Quixotic" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The debut release of the Stein Brothers--Asher on alto sax and Alex on tenor--offers a journey into the bop universe, as defined and structured about fifty years ago. It is done in such a joyful and elegant manner, with remarkable conviction and proficiency in bop's rich musical language, that its anachronistic styling can be forgiven.

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The Stein Brothers Quintet: Quixotic

Read "Quixotic" reviewed by Edward Blanco

The brotherly saxophone duo of Alex and Asher Stein makes its extraordinary record debut with the very boppish Quixotic, which surprisingly turns out to be one of the finest bop-infused albums of the year. Two young cubs--not quiet lions of jazz yet, but certainly on the way to earning that distinction, Alex plays the tenor with ...

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Stein Brothers Quintet at Trumpets in Montclair, New Jersey

Read "Stein Brothers Quintet at Trumpets in Montclair, New Jersey" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Stein Brothers Quintet Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant Montclair, New Jersey April 22, 2007 For the past few years the Stein Brothers have been refining a bebop-oriented ensemble sound in a variety of Northern New Jersey venues. Saxophonists Alex and Asher Stein are as enthusiastic in playing for a noisy ...

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Stein Brothers Quintet in Montville, NJ

Read "Stein Brothers Quintet in Montville, NJ" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

Stein Brothers Quintet Montville Township Public Library Montville, NJ January 11, 2006 Alex and Asher Stein are saxophonists in their early 20s who regularly work in various venues throughout the greater New York City area. The sound of the Stein Brothers Quintet is firmly rooted in bebop, a stylistic ...


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