Tenor, soprano sax, piano. Roland Alexander acquired both formal schooling and widespread knowledge. He gained a bachelor’s level in music from Boston Conservatory and transferred to NEW YORK in 1958. Alexander caused many jazz mainstays, including John Coltrane, Potential Roach, Sonny Rollins and Roy Haynes. His design, though rooted in bop, extended to freer, even more experimental functions in the ’60s and ’70s. The 1978 Live on the Axis with Malachi Thompson and Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre represents his most ambitious release being a head. Alexander passed on in 2006.