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Monty Alexander

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Monty Alexander (born Montgomery Bernard Alexander on June 6, 1944 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a jazz pianist, who also plays the melodica. His playing has a strong Caribbean influence and swinging feeling, but he has also been influenced by Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Wynton Kelly, and Ahmad Jamal. Biography: Alexander discovered the piano when he was four years old, took classical music lessons at the age of six and became interested in jazz piano at the age of 14, and began playing in clubs, and on recording sessions by Clue J & His Blues Blasters, deputising for Aubrey Adams, whom he describes as his hero, when he was unable to play. Two years later, he directed a dance orchestra (Monty and the Cyclones) and played in the local clubs. Performances at the Carib Theater in Jamaica by Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole left a strong impression on the young pianist. Alexander and his family moved to Miami, Florida in 1961 and he went to New York in 1962 and started to play at Jilly...

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Discography

  • Triple Treat
  • Solo
  • Spunky, 2010
  • Caribbean Circle, 1992
  • Saturday night, 1988
  • Summerwind
  • Overseas Special
  • Here Comes the Sun, 1971
  • Concrete Jungle: The Music of Bob Marley, 2006
  • Harlem-Kingstone Express Live!, 2011
  • Cobilimbo, 1978
  • Jamento, 1978
  • The Duke Ellington Songbook, 1983
  • Ballad Essentials
  • Trio, 1992
  • Live in Holland, 2006
  • Threesome, 1993
  • Li'l Darlin', 2003
  • Triple Treat, Volume 1, 1992
  • Uplift
  • Facets, 1991
  • Triple Treat, Volume 2, 1990
  • The Concord Jazz Heritage Series
  • Echoes of Jilly's
  • Goin' Yard
  • Yard Movement
  • Rass!, 1974
  • Stir It Up - The Music of Bob Marley

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On Apr 21, 2011. 8:05am
Christopher Lynch said

Love jazz? Love reggae? Need a new listening experience? Listen to "Yard Movement", and you'll appreciate why Monty is referred to as 'Alexander The Great'!

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