MONTY ALEXANDER

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In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring and bridging the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica, finding in each a sincere spirit of musical expression. In the process, he has performed and recorded with artists from every corner of the musical universe and entertainment world: Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Clark Terry, Quincy Jones, Ernest Ranglin, Barbara Hendricks, Bill Cosby, Bobby McFerrin, Sly Dunbar, and Robbie Shakespeare, among others. Born on D-Day (June 6, 1944) and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, he took his first piano lessons at age six, although he is largely self-taught. As a teenager, he witnessed concerts by Louis Armstrong and Nat “King” Cole at Kingston’s Carib Theater. These artists had a profound effect on Alexander’s aspirations. He formed Monty and the Cyclones in the late read more...
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Harlem-Kingston Express Vol. 2: The River Rolls OnHarlem-Kingston Express Vol. 2: The River Rolls On
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Caribbean CircleCaribbean Circle
Chesky Records 1992
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Ballad Essentials: Monty AlexanderBallad Essentials: Monty Alexander
Concord Records 2000
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Harlem-Kingston Express (Live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, NYC)Harlem-Kingston Express (Live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, NYC)
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Monty Meets Sly And RobbieMonty Meets Sly And Robbie
Telarc 2006
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Goin' YardGoin' Yard
Telarc 2006
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Stir It UpStir It Up
Telarc 2006
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MONTY ALEXANDER Discography

MONTY ALEXANDER albums / top albums

MONTY ALEXANDER Spunky album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Spunky
Hard Bop 1965
MONTY ALEXANDER Zing! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Zing!
Post Bop 1968
MONTY ALEXANDER This Is Monty Alexander album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
This Is Monty Alexander
Soul Jazz 1969
MONTY ALEXANDER Taste Of Freedom album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Taste Of Freedom
Soul Jazz 1970
MONTY ALEXANDER Here Comes the Sun album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Here Comes the Sun
Hard Bop 1971
MONTY ALEXANDER Perception (aka Concerto D'Aranjuez) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Perception (aka Concerto D'Aranjuez)
Post Bop 1974
MONTY ALEXANDER Rass! (Featuring Ernest Ranglin) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rass! (Featuring Ernest Ranglin)
Soul Jazz 1974
MONTY ALEXANDER Now Is The Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Now Is The Time
Hard Bop 1976
MONTY ALEXANDER Estade album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Estade
Post Bop 1977
MONTY ALEXANDER The Monty Alexander 7 : Jamento album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Monty Alexander 7 : Jamento
World Fusion 1978
MONTY ALEXANDER Cobilimbo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cobilimbo
World Fusion 1978
MONTY ALEXANDER So What? album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
So What?
Hard Bop 1979
MONTY ALEXANDER In Tokyo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Tokyo
Hard Bop 1979
MONTY ALEXANDER The Way It Is album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Way It Is
Hard Bop 1979
MONTY ALEXANDER Facets album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Facets
Hard Bop 1980
MONTY ALEXANDER The Monty Alexander Quintet ‎: Ivory & Steel album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Monty Alexander Quintet ‎: Ivory & Steel
World Fusion 1980
MONTY ALEXANDER Solo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Solo
Bop 1980
MONTY ALEXANDER Monty Alexander - Ernest Ranglin ‎: Just Friends album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Monty Alexander - Ernest Ranglin ‎: Just Friends
Post Bop 1981
MONTY ALEXANDER Monty Alexander / Ray Brown / Herb Ellis ‎: Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Monty Alexander / Ray Brown / Herb Ellis ‎: Trio
Bop 1981
MONTY ALEXANDER Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis ‎: Triple Treat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis ‎: Triple Treat
Bop 1982
MONTY ALEXANDER Look Up album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Look Up
Hard Bop 1983
MONTY ALEXANDER The Duke Ellington Songbook album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Duke Ellington Songbook
Swing 1984
MONTY ALEXANDER Full Steam Ahead album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Full Steam Ahead
Hard Bop 1985
MONTY ALEXANDER Monty Alexander, N.-H. Ørsted Pedersen , Grady Tate ‎: Threesome album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Monty Alexander, N.-H. Ørsted Pedersen , Grady Tate ‎: Threesome
Hard Bop 1986
MONTY ALEXANDER Ivory & Steel Jamboree album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ivory & Steel Jamboree
World Fusion 1988
MONTY ALEXANDER The River album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The River
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1990
MONTY ALEXANDER Caribbean Circle album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Caribbean Circle
African Fusion 1992
MONTY ALEXANDER Monty Alexander's Ivory & Steel ‎: To The Ends Of The Earth album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Monty Alexander's Ivory & Steel ‎: To The Ends Of The Earth
World Fusion 1996
MONTY ALEXANDER Stir It Up - The Music of Bob Marley album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stir It Up - The Music of Bob Marley
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1999
MONTY ALEXANDER Monty Meets Sly & Robbie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Monty Meets Sly & Robbie
World Fusion 2000
MONTY ALEXANDER Many Rivers To Cross album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Many Rivers To Cross
World Fusion 2001
MONTY ALEXANDER My America album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
My America
World Fusion 2002
MONTY ALEXANDER Impressions in Blue album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Impressions in Blue
Post Bop 2003
MONTY ALEXANDER Rocksteady (with Ernest Ranglin) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rocksteady (with Ernest Ranglin)
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2004
MONTY ALEXANDER Concrete Jungle: The Music of Bob Marley album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Concrete Jungle: The Music of Bob Marley
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2006
MONTY ALEXANDER The Good Life. Monty Alexander Plays the Songs of Tony Bennett album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Good Life. Monty Alexander Plays the Songs of Tony Bennett
Post Bop 2008
MONTY ALEXANDER Calypso Blue: The Songs of Nat King Cole album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Calypso Blue: The Songs of Nat King Cole
Post Bop 2009
MONTY ALEXANDER Love Me Tender album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love Me Tender
Hard Bop 2011
MONTY ALEXANDER Uplift 2: Higher album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Uplift 2: Higher
Swing 2013
MONTY ALEXANDER Harlem-Kingston Express Vol. 2 The River Rolls On album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Harlem-Kingston Express Vol. 2 The River Rolls On
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2014
MONTY ALEXANDER Wareika Hill Rastamonk Vibrations album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Wareika Hill Rastamonk Vibrations
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2019

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MONTY ALEXANDER Alexander The Great album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alexander The Great
Hard Bop 1965
MONTY ALEXANDER We've Only Just Begun (aka With Love) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
We've Only Just Begun (aka With Love)
Post Bop 1972
MONTY ALEXANDER Love and Sunshine album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love and Sunshine
Post Bop 1975
MONTY ALEXANDER Unlimited Love (aka Monty Strikes Again - Monty Alexander Live In Germany) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Unlimited Love (aka Monty Strikes Again - Monty Alexander Live In Germany)
Hard Bop 1976
MONTY ALEXANDER Montreux Alexander, Live ! at the Montreux Festival album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Montreux Alexander, Live ! at the Montreux Festival
Hard Bop 1977
MONTY ALEXANDER Live In Holland album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live In Holland
Hard Bop 1978
MONTY ALEXANDER Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis ‎: Overseas Special album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis ‎: Overseas Special
Hard Bop 1984
MONTY ALEXANDER Monty Alexander - John Clayton - Jeff Hamilton ‎: Reunion In Europe album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Monty Alexander - John Clayton - Jeff Hamilton ‎: Reunion In Europe
Hard Bop 1984
MONTY ALEXANDER Fridaynight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fridaynight
Post Bop 1987
MONTY ALEXANDER To Nat, With Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
To Nat, With Love
Post Bop 1987
MONTY ALEXANDER Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis With Special Guest John Frigo ‎: Triple Treat II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis With Special Guest John Frigo ‎: Triple Treat II
Bop 1988
MONTY ALEXANDER Saturday Night album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Saturday Night
Post Bop 1988
MONTY ALEXANDER Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, John Frigo ‎: Triple Treat 3 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, John Frigo ‎: Triple Treat 3
Bop 1989
MONTY ALEXANDER Live At The Cully Select Jazz Festival 1991 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Cully Select Jazz Festival 1991
World Fusion 1991
MONTY ALEXANDER Monty Alexander at Maybeck (Maybeck Recital Hall Series Vol. 40) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Monty Alexander at Maybeck (Maybeck Recital Hall Series Vol. 40)
Post Bop 1995
MONTY ALEXANDER Just in Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Just in Time
Hard Bop 1996
MONTY ALEXANDER Yard Movement album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Yard Movement
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1996
MONTY ALEXANDER Echoes of Jilly's album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Echoes of Jilly's
Hard Bop 1997
MONTY ALEXANDER Goin' Yard album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Goin' Yard
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2001
MONTY ALEXANDER Live at the Iridium album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Iridium
Hard Bop 2005
MONTY ALEXANDER Uplift album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Uplift
Hard Bop 2011
MONTY ALEXANDER Harlem-Kingston Express Live! album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Harlem-Kingston Express Live!
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2011
MONTY ALEXANDER Sunday Night album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sunday Night
Post Bop 2016

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MONTY ALEXANDER Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis : Straight Ahead album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Monty Alexander, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis : Straight Ahead
Hard Bop 2003
MONTY ALEXANDER Steaming Hot album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Steaming Hot
Hard Bop 2004

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MONTY ALEXANDER Uplift

Live album · 2011 · Hard Bop
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You couldn't find a better title for an album, absolutely uplifting! That is what jazz should be about(especially live performances)-music that swings, music that makes you smile , music that makes you tap your feet. Self-taught and unable to read traditional music notation,, with a career spanning over 50 years, Monty Alexande might be one of the most underrated piano players alive , but for sure he is one of the most enjoyable ones. The album is a collection of 10 tunes recorded in live performances from 2007 to 2010 in which Monty Alexander Alexander is backed by a trio featuring bassist Hassan Shakur and drummer Herlin Riley, who is replaced on three tracks by Frits Landesbergen and contains pop and jazz standards along with three Alexander originals-Renewal, Hope and Home. Inventive, provocative, continually surprising, quoting from Bizet's Carmen to Monk, Mary had a Little Lamb, etc...etc.., Monty Alexander gives his public exactly what he asks for-fun, and entertainment of the highest quality. One of the most enjoyable albums of 2011.

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