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Good Impressions

by Alex Nackman

20 year-old Alex Nackman plays a blend of jazz, pop, and rock styles with earnest lyrics, clean acoustic rhythm guitar, and euphoric melodies. If you like John Mayer, Ari Hest, Dave Matthews, and a little Coldplay, check out Alex Nackman.
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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1. Where Eden Lies
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2. Tonight
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3. Trivial Pursuit
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4. Lost in Your Heart
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5. 12.31 A.M.
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6. Opposite Directions
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7. Sitting on Your Knees
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8. Call Me Crazy
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9. As I Might Have Mentioned
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10. It's Perfect
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New York native, Alex Nackman is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who writes a blend of jazz and rock. He uses many jazz chord progressions with rock oriented vocal lines to create unique and refined sounds and melodies that truly become stuck in you head. In addition to the acoustic and electric guitars, Alex also plays the electric bass as well as the violin.

With his honest and heartfelt lyrics, Alex is making a name for himself in the New York City club scene as well as music scenes throughout the northeast. He is establishing himself as a solo acoustic act who has a lot to offer with his sound. He has shared the stage with multi-Grammy winning artist Norah Jones, fellow New Yorker and Sony/Columbia artist Ari Hest, and Philadelphia band Townhall among others.

"Good Impressions," Alex's debut release, is a mix of clean rhythm guitar with jazz roots as well as melodic ballads that have a hint of British sounds from Coldplay, Doves, and Radiohead. The album is acoustically based and Alex played all instruments including guitar, bass, and violin that are heard on the CD. In addition, Alex sang all vocal parts including harmonies. As Peter Baker of Philadelphia's "Fly Magazine" wrote, "The CD is well-produced and he writes lyrics that betray the fact that Nackman himself is just 19 years old (August 2003)."

Most of the tracks surround themes such as relationships, love, and the challenges of life in general. The lyrics are honest and have stories behind them which can enable listeners to relate and empathize a little more to the situations that Alex describes in his songs.

Alex's attention to jazz forms of guitar playing has allowed him to write music with a unique blend of sounds. Some tracks have a heavy rhythmic feel with "stuck in you head melodies" like "Where Eden Lies," and other songs have a sweeping and moving sound, such as "Tonight," which is layered with several voices and instruments.

Nackman draws influence from Coldplay, Doves, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Howie Day, Ari Hest, Norah Jones, and Ben Folds. He is currently working on a new project with Van Morrison producer David Shaw, in Philadelphia.


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Brandon

Alex, you're star quality bro!
Alex, you're star quality bro!  I can't wait to go to any store in my area and buy all your cd's!  Stay prime!

Mitzie

I like what I'm hearing.
I like what I'm hearing.  You do sound a lot like John Mayer, and he's one of my favorites.  I was not surprised to see his name and Norah Jones among your influences.  Good luck, kiddo!

Michael Mandac

Mayer-esque and still fresh
These songs struck a chord in my heart and in just the right way. It was very familiar, being a fan of John Mayer, but covers new territory. This is a superb CD, not one that you should pass up!

spencer leboff

this is one of my fav cd's
alex ur new mix is awsome and if you see ariel tell her i say hi love you man, spencer

Cheryl Zack

Alex may have the talent to distinguish himself in the pack.
To the John Mayers of the world: move over and make room for Alex Nackman. The genre of the singer/songwriter is getting its due notice, thanks to such successes as Mayer, Dave Matthews, and the like, and Nackman fits right into their musical world. His energetic and upbeat melodies, coupled with insightful lyrics and superb guitar skills make this young artist one to watch. I had a chance to not only experience his musical talents, but to have a few words with him after his show.

Sean at Cornerband.com

I actually had a listen to your song "lost in your heart," I have to tell you yo
I actually had a listen to your song "lost in your heart," I have to tell you your music sounds really inspirational. Whatever you do I wish your music career the
best.

Regards,
Sean