Label: Concord Picante - CCD-4721 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Jazz, Reggae, Folk, World, & Country •
His playing has a Island Ray - Monty Alexanders Ivory & Steel - To The Ends Of The Earth influence and bright swinging feeling, with a strong vocabulary of bebop jazz and blues rooted melodies. Alexander also sings and plays the melodica. He is known for his surprising musical twists, bright rhythmic sense, and intense dramatic musical climaxes.
Monty's recording career has covered many of the well known American songbook standards, jazz standards, pop hits, and Jamaican songs from his original homeland. Alexander has resided in New York City for many years and performs frequently throughout the world at jazz festivals and clubs. Alexander was born on 6 June in KingstonJamaica. His mother sent him to classical music lessons at the age of six and he became interested in jazz piano at the age of Alexander and his family moved to Miami, Floridainwhere he played in various nightclubs.
They were there to see the act in the next room, a Sinatra imitator. Somebody suggested they also check out the kid playing piano in the front room bar, "He's swinging the room pretty good" they said. Thus, Monty was invited to New York City in to become the house pianist for Jilly Rizzo 's night club and restaurant simply called "Jilly's.
He also became friendly with Miles Davisboth men sharing a love of watching boxing matches. He also toured around with the steelpan player Othello Molineaux. In the mids he formed a group consisting of John Clayton on bass and Jeff Hamilton on drums, creating a stir on the jazz-scene in Europe.
Alexander Island Ray - Monty Alexanders Ivory & Steel - To The Ends Of The Earth a Being Boiled - KMFDM - Blitz band in the s, featuring all Jamaican musicians.
He collaborated again Moonglow - Rhythm Club All-Stars - Introducing The Rhythm Club All-Stars Ranglin in on the album Rocksteady. Alexander married the American jazz guitarist Emily Remler in They divorced in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Milt JacksonRay Brown. Alexander the Great. Trio, with Victor Gaskin bassPaul Humphrey drums. Most tracks trio, with Herb Ellis guitarRay Brown bass ; some tracks quartet, with John Frigo violin added; in concert. Monty Alexander at Maybeck. Most tracks trio, with Hassan Shakur bassMark Taylor drums ; some tracks quartet, with Robert Thomas Jr percussion added; in concert.
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