Alex Coke

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Alex Coke
Born 1953 (age 63–64)
Dallas, Texas, United States
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Instrumentalist
Instruments Saxophone, flute
Years active 1976-present

Alex Coke (born 1953, Dallas, Texas) is a jazz saxophonist and flutist. He graduated with his B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1976. Before moving to Amsterdam in 1992, he was the recipient of many local awards. In the 1990s, Coke toured with the Dutch jazz ensemble the Willem Breuker Kollektief. Following his return to Austin, Texas in 2000, he has worked with numerous groups including the Live-Action Brass Band,[1] the Leadbelly Legacy Band, New Texas Swing, The Worthy Constituents, the Paradise Regained Orchestra, the Trio Henk de Jonge, the John Jordan Trio, the Mysterious Quartet from Helsinki, Double Drummer Bill, the Creative Opportunity Orchestra with Tina Marsh, J.A.M.A.D., Carl Smith Tentet, and Ramone Herman and Labor of Love.[2] He has two children, Eva and Reed.

Awards[edit]

  • 1990 Best Saxophonist, Music City Critics Poll/Austin Texas
  • 1990 Best Jazz Bands Music City Critics Poll/Austin Texas_(Countenance #1, and Worthy Constituents #3)
  • 1990 Best Unsigned Bands Musician Magazine_(Countenance, and Worthy Constituents)
  • 1988-1989 Best Jazz Band, Austin Chronicle Music Awards_(Chris Duarte and Justus)

Discography[edit]

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  • It's Possible, Alex Coke, VoxLox 308, 2008
  • Topographies of the Dark, Sculptural Paintings by, Virginia Ryan, VoxLox 108, 2008
  • Where Love Begins, Rich Harney, AR-72010, 2007
  • Der Wald, E.C.F.A. Trio, Pull The String Records, 2007
  • Forty Days, Rajamani, Rajamani Productions, 2007
  • Voxtrot, Voxtrot, Playlouder PLAYR21CD, 2007
  • The Legend of the Quetzal-Tales & Tunes of Latin America, Sue, Motherlotus Records, 2007
  • A Child's Christmas in Wales, With Suzi Stern, Rich Harney, Aardvark Records 72008, 2006
  • Piety And Desire, Neil Blumofe, Horeb 026-613-2, 2006
  • Willem Breuker Kollektief at Ruta Maya Cafe Austin, Texas, Willem Breuker Kollektief, BVHAAST 0506, 2006
  • The Compositions of Eric Dolphy, BVHAAST 1005, 2006
  • Bubba's Waltz, The Austin Klezmorim, 2006
  • Big Boss Tenor, Austin Jazz Workshop, AusJazz Records, 2005
  • Iraqnophobia/Wake Up Dead Man, VoxLox Records, 2005
  • Soul Prayers, with Rich Harney, Aardvark 72007, 2005
  • Die Mitte, E.C.F.A. Trio, Lenka Lente Records, 2005
  • Die Faden, E.C.F.A. Trio, Pecan Crazy Records, PC 24, 2004
  • HipPop, Greezy, Tana Records, 2004
  • Moses Muses, Neil Blumofe, Horeb 026-613-1, 2004
  • Soundtrack For Wandering Minds, Hutch, (Independent) 2004
  • Firefly, Mathew Joseph, (Independent) 2004
  • S.O.S., Drummers Double Bill, BVHAAST 0703, 2003
  • With Strings Attached, Willem Breuker Kollektief, BVHAAST 0203, 2002
  • New Texas Swing, Cre-Op-Muse 010, 2002
  • Through The Years 1988-2001, The Worthy Constituents, Cre-Op-Muse 08, 2001
  • The Parrot, Willem Breuker Kollektief, BVHAAST 9601, 2001
  • Circle of Light, Tina Marsh, CreOp Muse 08, 2000
  • Thirst, Willem Breuker Kollektief, BVHAAST 0300, 2000
  • 25 Years On The Road (DVD/2CDS), Willem Breuker Kollektief, BVHAAST 9914/15, 1999
  • Horn To Horn, Live Action Brass Band, Postout 1999 B (reissue), Outpost Productions 1999
  • Out On The Western Plains, Leadbelly Legacy Band, Postout 1999 A (reissue), Outpost Productions 1999
  • Hunger, Willem Breuker Kollektief & Loes Luca, BVHAAST 9916, 1999
  • PAKKEPAPEN, Willem Breuker Kollektief, BVHAAST 9807, 1998
  • Bongo Nights, Contemporary Beatnik Entertainment, J.R. Ryan, Ace Le Bebop CD, 1998
  • Kurt Weill, Willem Breuker Kollektief, BVHAAST 9808, 1998
  • Psalm 122, Willem Breuker Kollektief, BVHAAST 9803, 1998
  • Music For His Films 1967-1994, Willem Breuker Johan Van Der Keuken, BVHAAST 9709-9710, 1997
  • Navegando de la Habana a Rio, Estrella Acosta con Luizao Paiva, eStar 131
  • Van Het Jaar Van De Ensembles (Compilation), Polygram 454 058-2
  • Willem Breuker Kollektief Meets DJazzex, Willem Breuker Kollektief, BVHAAST 9513
  • Nedley Elstak's Paradise Lost and Regained Suite, Paradise Regained Orchestra, BVHAAST CD 9511 DDD
  • Sensamaya, Willem Breuker Kollektief, BVHAAST CD 9509
  • Overtime/Uberstunden, Willem Breuker Kollektief, NM Classics 92042
  • The Heaven Line, Tina Marsh & CO2, CreOp Muse 002
  • Etched in Swing, Maryann Price, Watermelon CD 1014
  • Deze Kant Op Dames, Willem Breuker Kollektief, BVhaast CD 9301
  • JR's Big Hits, Jim Ryan, Ace Le Bebop CD
  • J.C.'s Blues, Jim Ryan, cassette
  • Transformation Vol. 1 and 2, The Creative Opportunity Orchestra, CreOP Muse, cassette
  • Horn To Horn, Live Action Brass Band, cassette
  • Jumping Shark, Trio Henk de Jonge, BVHAAST CD9103
  • JAMAD, with James Polk, Martin Banks, cassette
  • Musician Magazine's Best of the B.U.B.s, Worthy Constituents, Warner Brothers CD
  • Parade, Willem Breuker Kollektief, BVHaast CD 9101
  • TexKlez, Austin Klezmorim, BAMusic, cassette
  • Shalom Y'all, Austin Klezmorim, BaMusic, cassette
  • Local Licks, Alejandro Escovedo Orchestra, CD
  • Aren't We the Lucky Ones, Countenance, cassette
  • RadioActive, The Creative Opportunity Orchestra, Daagnim 18
  • West Dallas Suite, Stone Savage Band, CD/Stella-001
  • Labor of Love, Maryann Todd-Thompson, Cassette
  • Benediction, The Creative Opportunity Orchestra, LP/Daagnim Records
  • Trained Ants, Authorized Bootleg, Cassette
  • The Worthy Constituents, Cassette
  • Live at the Continental Club (with Butch Hancock), Profile Records 1412
  • Leadbelly Legacy Band, Daggnim Records
  • Wild Cards, Moonlyte Records
  • Witness, Dennis Gonzales, Daagnim Records,
  • Alex Coke New Visions, re Records 001, 1982

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archived April 28, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Alex Coke @ All About Jazz". Allaboutjazz.com. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  3. ^ "Online Resume". Xs4all.nl. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 

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