Monty Alexander

Monty Alexander - Sunday Night (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Monty Alexander - Sunday Night (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 397 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 146 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 245 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1985, 2016 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6424
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. A nice little set from Monty Alexander – a Sunday Night session recorded with the same group, on the same weekend as his Saturday Night album! Monty Alexander's always great in a trio, but we really love the pianist when he's trying to add a little something extra to the mix – as he does here in a quartet performance that features some nice added percussion from Robert Thomas! The tracks have that warm glow and open flow that Alexander first started bringing to his music in the 70s – with sensitive rhythm work here from Reggie Johnson on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – but the added percussion really helps things swing at a slightly higher level, giving a gentle kick to some cuts, while Monty's still able to open up with some warmly lyrical lines over the top.
Monty Alexander - Saturday Night (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Monty Alexander - Saturday Night (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 401 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 170 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 257 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1985, 2016 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6423
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Monty Alexander's always great in a trio, but we really love the pianist when he's trying to add a little something extra to the mix – as he does here in a quartet performance that features some nice added percussion from Robert Thomas! The tracks have that warm glow and open flow that Alexander first started bringing to his music in the 70s – with sensitive rhythm work here from Reggie Johnson on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – but the added percussion really helps things swing at a slightly higher level, giving a gentle kick to some cuts, while Monty's still able to open up with some warmly lyrical lines over the top.
Monty Alexander, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Grady Tate ‎- Threesome (1986)

Monty Alexander, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Grady Tate - Threesome (1986)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Soul Note, 121152-2 | rel: 1986 | 230Mb

For this fairly obscure Soul Note album, pianist Monty Alexander is joined by the virtuosic bassist Niels Pedersen and drummer Grady Tate who contributes warm baritone ballad vocals to "A Weaver Of Dreams" and "All Blues." Alexander gets in his best playing on his own "Renewal" and "I'll Remember April"; in addition the trio plays a composition apiece by Wes Montgomery and Milt Jackson.
Monty Alexander - Fridaynight (1985) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Monty Alexander - Fridaynight (1985) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 252 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 116 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 235 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1985, 2015 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6414
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. A great little date from pianist Monty Alexander – a set that's maybe got a bit more bite than some of Monty's American records from the time – even though this overseas release was still recorded in Florida! The core trio also features added percussion – which provides a stronger rhythmic impulse than usual, and which has the group really stretching out on some longer tunes – especially the album's version of "Since My Baby Left Me", which features guest cornet from Nat Adderley! The group on the rest of the record features Alexander on piano, Reggie Johnson on bass, Ed Thigpen on drums, and Robert Thomas Jr. on percussion.

The Monty Alexander 7 - Jamento (1978) REPOST  Music

Posted by uff at Dec. 9, 2016
The Monty Alexander 7 - Jamento (1978) REPOST

The Monty Alexander 7 - Jamento (1978)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
OJC, OJCCD 904-2 | rel: 1996 | 280Mb

Monty Alexander's Jamaican heritage is combined with his bop-oriented piano on this date to create some enjoyable music. This was his first recording to make use of a steel drummer (Vince Charles), and Alexander also uses an oversized rhythm section with Jamaican guitarist Ernest Ranglin, bassist Andy Simpkins, both Duffy Jackson and Roger Bethelmy on drums and percussionist Larry McDonald.

Monty Alexander - Reunion in Europe (1997)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 22, 2016
Monty Alexander - Reunion in Europe (1997)

Monty Alexander - Reunion in Europe (1997)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 48:53 min | 112 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Concord Records

Pianist Monty Alexander had a reunion tour with his former sidemen, bassist John Clayton and drummer Jeff Hamilton, in 1983. The resulting CD was recorded live in a West German club. Alexander is the main soloist (as expected) but Clayton has several memorable spots where he utilizes his bow, particularly on Charlie Chaplin's "Smile." Other highlights of this excellent straight-ahead release include "Two Bass Hit," Clayton's '"Blues for Stephanie," and "Love You Madly." Recommended.

Monty Alexander - Caribbean Circle (1992) REPOST  Music

Posted by uff at Aug. 26, 2016
Monty Alexander - Caribbean Circle (1992) REPOST

Monty Alexander - Caribbean Circle (1992)
Jazz | 1cd | XLD Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Chesky, JD80 | rel: 1992 | 295Mb

First-rate example of connecting diverse styles and traditions. Alexander, a solid soloist well versed in Caribbean music, integrates rhythms from the islands into his solos, yet retains the jazz edge and drive. A great supporting cast as well which includes Slide Hampton and Jon Faddis.
Monty Alexander - The Good Life: Monty Alexander Plays The Songs Of Tony Bennett (2008)

Monty Alexander - The Good Life: Monty Alexander Plays The Songs Of Tony Bennett (2008)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Chesky SACD340; SACD Red Book Layer | rel: 2008 | 310Mb

Monty Alexander has always been a fine jazz pianist, but in recent years he has received more popular acclaim for interpreting the reggae music of his native Jamaica. While his reggae efforts are well done, straight-ahead jazz and interpreting standards are really his forte. For The Good Life, Alexander has chosen to riff on tunes from the repertoire of Tony Bennett – not the most popular or well-known, or even written by the singer – but a good cross section of his set list over the decades.

Monty Alexander's Ivory & Steel - Jamboree (1988)  Music

Posted by uff at May 17, 2016
Monty Alexander's Ivory & Steel - Jamboree (1988)

Monty Alexander's Ivory & Steel - Jamboree (1988)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Picante Concord CCD4359 | rel: 1988 | 310Mb

Pianist Monty Alexander's "Ivory And Steel" group combines together bop-based jazz with Jamaican calypsoes and West Indian rhythms. On this quite enjoyable set, Alexander utilizes both Othello and Len "Boogsie" Sharpe on steel drums, either Marshall Wood or Bernard Montgomery on bass, drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith and the hand drums of Robert Thomas Jr. Alexander contributed four of the rhythmic originals which are joined by some Jamaican folk songs (including "Sly Mangoose"), Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi" and a couple of obscurities.
Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone - Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone (2002) (2CD Edition)

Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone - Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone (2002) (2CD Edition)
Jazz | SACD + CD | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Telarc CD-83562; SACD Red Book layer | rel: 2002 | 630Mb

It would be nice to say that Ray Brown's final recording session before his sudden and untimely death in the summer of 2002 resulted in a masterpiece, but although this trio session with guitarist Russell Malone and pianist Monty Alexander is perfectly serviceable, a masterpiece it is not. It's a very attractive album – Brown was probably not capable of producing anything less as a leader – but it suffers just a bit from Alexander's slightly sugary style and from the lack of a drummer.