Born: Montgomery Bernard Alexander, Kingston, Jamaica
Monty Alexander is a talented pianist whose work spans multiple genres and influences - from jazz (under the influence of Wynton Kelly), to his caribbean roots.
During his 50 years long career, he recorded extensively both as a sideman and as a leader, notably for MPS.
Newcomers may want to try Caribbean Circle for a good overview of his versatile talents.
Monty Alexander (born Montgomery Bernard Alexander on 6 June 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.Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license