Happy Birthday Monty Alexander. ‘The Full Monty’

This day (June 6, 1944), in Kingston, Jamaica, is born Monty Alexander, a jazz pianist with a strong Caribbean influence.

Digest Tracklist :

RastaMonk Vibrations (2019) . Battle hymn of the Republic/Glory Hallelujah (2018) . Nature Boy / Running Away (2015) . Funji Mama (2012) . Renewal (2011) . w/ Ernest Ranglin, Sly & Robbie – Live In Tokyo (2011) . w/ Harlem Kingston Express – No Woman No Cry . Live In Paris (2011) . w/ Ray Brown & Herb Ellis – I Want To Be Happy (1988) . Eleuthera (1984) . w/ Milt Jackson, Ray Brown & Clark Terry – Mean to Me (1977) .

Tracklist :

Monticello . The Heathen . Love And Happiness . No Woman No Cry . Strawberry Hill . Sweet Georgia Brown . Come Fly With Me . Running Away . Jammin’ . Isn’t She Lovely .


[2010] The Jamaican Legends – that is Ernest Ranglin, Monty Alexander, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Skakes – share the stage at Blue Note in Tokyo, Japan >> 11 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2008] Monty Alexander plays with Hassan Shakur (b) and Herlin Riley (d) at Jazz in Marciac, France >> 15 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2014] singer Kurt Elling and saxophonist Grace Kelly sit in with Monty Alexander Trio – that is Monty Alexander (p), Hassan Shakur (b) and Obed Calvaire (d) – during the Sinatra at 100 concert held at Lincoln Center Rose Theater in New York City >> 44 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1986] the Ray Brown Trio – that is Monty Alexander (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b) – plays in Wien, Austria >> 95 MINUTES on RVM >>


Wikipedia : This day (June 6, 1944), in Kingston, Jamaica, is born Monty Alexander, a jazz pianist with a strong Caribbean influence.

Monty Alexander : In the process, he has performed and recorded with artists from every corner of the musical universe: Frank Sinatra, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Quincy Jones, Ernest Ranglin, Barbara Hendricks, Sly Dunbar, and Robbie Shakespeare, among many others.

@facebook : His collaborations span multiple genres, styles, and generations. His projects have been as varied as assisting Natalie Cole in her tribute album to her father, Nat “King” Cole in 1991 (the resulting album, Unforgettable, won seven Grammy awards), performing George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” under the direction of Bobby McFerrin at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland

@last.fm : “My goal is to uplift”, says Alexander. “The piano, to me, is a vehicle for connecting to other human beings. I’m very open to all forms of music. I’m not a bebop musician, I’m not a calypso musician, I’m not a reggae musician. I’m a musician who loves it all”.

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Photo : Monty Alexander




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