Monty Alexander

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Born: Montgomery Bernard Alexander, Kingston, Jamaica
Died: -
Active: 50s-
Instruments: Piano

Biography

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.

Annotation last modified on 2009-08-01 11:27 UTC.

Wikipedia

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.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1971 Here Comes the Sun Monty Alexander 1
1974 Rass! Monty Alexander with Ernest Ranglin 1
1978 Jamento Monty Alexander 1
1978 Cobilimbo Monty Alexander 1
1979 So What? Monty Alexander 1
1981 Summerwind Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Johnny Griffin & Martin Drew 2
1983 The Duke Ellington Songbook Monty Alexander 1
1988 Saturday night Monty Alexander 1
1990 Triple Treat, Volume 2 Monty Alexander, Ray Brown & Herb Ellis 1
1991 Facets Monty Alexander 1
1992 Caribbean Circle Monty Alexander 1
1992 Trio Monty Alexander, Ray Brown & Herb Ellis 1
1992 Triple Treat, Volume 1 Monty Alexander, Ray Brown & Herb Ellis 1
1993 Threesome Monty Alexander 1
1998 Solo Monty Alexander 2
2006 Concrete Jungle: The Music of Bob Marley Monty Alexander 1
2010 Spunky Monty Alexander 1
2014 Harlem-Kingston-Express, Volume 2: The River Rolls On Monty Alexander 1
Echoes of Jilly's Monty Alexander with John Patitucci & Troy Davis 1
Goin' Yard Monty Alexander 1
Overseas Special Monty Alexander 1
Stir It Up - The Music of Bob Marley Monty Alexander 1
Triple Treat Monty Alexander 1
Uplift Monty Alexander 1
Yard Movement Monty Alexander 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2002 Triple Scoop Compilation Monty Alexander , Ray Brown , Herb Ellis 1
Ballad Essentials Compilation Monty Alexander 1
The Concord Jazz Heritage Series Compilation Monty Alexander 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2003 Li'l Darlin' Live Monty Alexander 1
2006 Live in Holland Live Monty Alexander 1
2011 Harlem-Kingstone Express Live! Live Monty Alexander 5 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1988 Ivory & Steel Monty Alexander 1
1995 The Monty Alexander Trio : Live At the Montreux Festival Monty Alexander 1
2000 Monty Meets Sly and Robbie Monty Alexander 1
2004 Rocksteady Monty Alexander with Ernest Ranglin 1
Ivory & Steel Monty Alexander 1
My America Monty Alexander 1
Reunion In Europe Monty Alexander 1
Steamin' Monty Alexander 1

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