Monty Alexander

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 - Monty Meets Sly and Robbie (2000) [2.0 & 5.1] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Monty Alexander - Monty Meets Sly and Robbie (2000)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 50:50 minutes | Covers included | 3,41 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Covers included | 1,06 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo & 5.1 multichannel Surround sound
Monty Alexander - Jamboree: Monty Alexander's Ivory and Steel (1988) [Reissue 2003] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC {RE-UP}

Monty Alexander - Jamboree: Monty Alexander's Ivory and Steel (1988) [Reissue 2003] {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 48:50 minutes | Scans included | 3,25 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 53:19 mins | Scans | 1014 MB
Monty Alexander - Harlem-Kingston Express Vol.2- The River Rolls On (2014) {Motema}

Monty Alexander - Harlem-Kingston Express Vol.2- The River Rolls On (2014) {Motema}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 392MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, World Fusion

The River Rolls On is the second CD by Monty's Harlem-Kingston Express, a followup to the collective's Grammy-nominated 2011 live album for Motema. The group embodies Alexander's desire to merge the two styles: Monty says while the recording was made in New York, it made him feel as if he was in a local club in his hometown of Kingston. For this new one, Monty is joined by his core ensemble of Hassan Shakur on acoustic bass, guitarist Yotam Silberstein, and drummers Karl Wright and Obed Calvaire. They are joined by Earl Appleton on keyboards, electric bassist Joshua Thomas, guitarist Andy Bassford and percussionist Courtney Panton.

Monty Alexander - Uplift (2011) {JLP}  

Posted by ruskaval at Dec. 6, 2011
Monty Alexander - Uplift (2011) {JLP}

Monty Alexander - Uplift (2011) {JLP}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 410 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 150 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 39 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2011 Jazz Legacy Productions | JLP 1001012
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

During his long career, pianist Monty Alexander excelled in trio settings, and he's primarily heard in this collection of live performances at various venues with two different groups, with these recordings all coming from his personal archives. Kicking off with an inspired, upbeat "Come Fly with Me" (forever associated with vocalist Frank Sinatra), Alexander seems in a jovial mood throughout most of the CD.

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 - My America (2002)  Music

Posted by uff at Aug. 12, 2016
Monty Alexander - My America (2002)

Monty Alexander - My America (2002)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Telarc CD-83552 | rel: 2002 | 350Mb

Over his long recording and performing career, Monty Alexander has displayed an ability to excel with any jazz or related genre. From swing to bop and hard bop, from reggae to mainstream jazz, you name it and Alexander has done it and done it well.

Monty Alexander - Live At The Iridium (2005)  Music

Posted by uff at July 23, 2016
Monty Alexander - Live At The Iridium (2005)

Monty Alexander - Live At The Iridium (2005)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Telarc, CD-83610 | rec: 2004 | 385Mb

One of the most brilliant of the modern mainstream jazz pianists to emerge since the mid-'60s, Monty Alexander is in top form throughout this 2005 live set. Other than hints of reggae on "Runnin' Away," this is very much a straight-ahead set. While Oscar Peterson is clearly an inspiration, Alexander has long had his own approach, whether digging into "The Work Song," expressing honest emotion on "My Mother's Eyes," or romping on "Happylypso/Funji Mama."
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.