Monty Alexander
Recordings

http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/ima_wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/IMA-Winner-Logo.jpg MARCH 2014 

NEW RELEASE! HARLEM KINGSTON EXPRESS Vol. 2 OUT APRIL 8, 2014!!!!

 

 

Spend Labor Day Weekend at THE MONTY ALEXANDER JAZZ FESTIVAL in Easton (MD): click here for more info

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Watch the August 2, 2013 concert from the Verbier Festival! click here and start watching

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Monty Alexander received the prestigious 'Luminary Award' at the Caribbean American Heritage Award gala in Washington DC on November 16, 2012.
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NEW NPR RADIO FEATURE

http://www.npr.org/2012/03/01/147722369/monty-alexander-jazz-piano-via-jamaican-pop

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BLUE NOTE-New York City, February 20 to March 4

50 Years in Music, 50 years of Jamaica!

--> preview here --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XWAnyX-PO4w

 

 

"HARLEM KINGSTON EXPRESS LIVE!" Receives Best Reggae Album Nomination

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LEGENDARY ICONS OF JAMAICAN MUSIC

MONTY ALEXANDER, ERNEST RANGLIN, SLY AND ROBBIE

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT IN TOKYO, JAPAN-NOVEMBER 3 and 4 at the Cotton Club, and November 5-6-7 at the Blue Note Club

The "FANTASTIC FOURSOME"

www.bluenote.co.jp/jp/artist/ernest-ranglin/

Monty Alexander HARLEM-KINGSTON EXPRESS: LIVE!

NEW CD RELEASE on MOTEMA Records 

http://motema.com/artist/monty-alexander

NPR Feature on Harlem-Kingston Express.....

http://www.npr.org/2011/08/05/138995153/monty-alexander-jazz-flavored-reggae

 

Uplift (JLP records)-June 2011 release, was number 1 on Jazz radio charts for 3 consecutive weeks!!!

 

"This engagement is the first in a series of concerts in celebration of my 50th year in music.  It gives me a special opportunity to look back musically to 1961 and my first jobs in Kingston, Jamaica, with my first group, Monty and the Cyclones and the recordings I did for Coxsone Dodd and Duke Reed. I also look forward to reflecting musically on adventures I had through the years with, among others, Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Jackson, Quincy Jones, Ray Brown and other legends of Jazz"

Listen to Monty speak about his 50 years of music here: http://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/17421/20110402/piano-legend-monty-alexander-featured-on-the-bridge

2011-BRAND NEW RELEASE on Jazz Legacy Productions

MONTY ALEXANDER TRIO

 jazzlegacyproductions.com/monty_pages/montyalexander.htm

"Simply put, this album is a joy" (Jazz Times)

"In an age of anarchic and pretentious music, it's a relief to turn to Monty Alexander, a masterly pianist who delights audiences everywhere" (London Evening Standard)

"That ability to be expressive in unusual stylistic combinations is evident throughout Uplift. Alexander is percussive. He is lyrical. And sometimes almost simultaneously" (The New York City Jazz Record)

"Uplift also features several island-flavored orginal, which are brilliant examples of how to swing, Jamaican style" (The Wall Street Journal)

  • Digital download on iTunes: Ruckus in San Antonio (2008), the only way you can purchase a hard copy of this music is to come to one of Monty's live shows! 
  • Amazing reissue of MONTREUX ALEXANDER '76 WITH PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS! This is Monty with John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton, a legendary recording of their first Montreux Jazz Festival concert in 1976. A BOX SET of 7, yes 7! of Monty's 1970's gems: the box set is titled ALEXANDER THE GREAT... of course! (A Universal records release)

Pianist and band leader Monty Alexander followed, flitting through a genre-busting set of seamless complexity that left heads shaking in amazement. The highlight was Alexander's cover of Marley's "The Heathen" that shifted effortlessly between driving grooves, rock and jazz forms. (AP Reuters-2009-Montreux Jazz Festival)

 

Monty Alexander presented his refined concept of groove with the recent Harlem-Kingston Express project, blending a jazz trio and a steaming reggae unit, weaving back and forth between the idioms with orchestral finesse. (Downbeat Magazine-May 2010)                                                                                                                                                                                   

What were the highlights of the summer? Here's a broad look at my five favorite arts encounters of the season.

#1.Monty Alexander: Harlem-Kingston Express at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola-Jazz-Lincoln CenterMonty Alexander's blend of jazz and reggae made for an outrageously good time. When Mr. Alexander—the Jamaican-born pianist with a cheerful, chatty style—surrounded himself with a Caribbean quartet to the right and a jazz trio to the left, the result was fresh, lilting interpretations of Bob Marley's greatest hits, as well as Mr. Alexander's original compositions, like the unmatchable "Love Notes." (The Wall Street Journal-July 2010)

 

Alexander himself is in excellent form, carefully walking the tightrope that bridges jazz improvisation and the rhythmic riffs of reggae. (All about Jazz)

 


Harlem-Kingston Express, Vol. 2, The River Rolls On
Harlem-Kingston Express, 2011
Uplift, 2011
Calypso Blues, 2009
The Good Life: Monty Alexander Plays the Songs of Tonny Bennett, 2008
Concrete Jungle, 2006
Live at the Iridium, 2005
Rocksteady, 2004
Impressions in Blue, 2003
Ray Brown Monty Alexander Russell Malone, 2002
Goin' Yard
Stir It Up
Echoes of Jilly's
Ivory and Steel
Yard Movement
At Maybeck
Steamin'
Caribbean Circle
Ivory and Steel, Jamboree
M. Alexander/R. Brown/H. Ellis, Triple Treat III
M. Alexander/R. Brown/H. Ellis, Triple Treat II
Estate
Threesome, 1985
The River, 1985
Saturday Night
Full Steam Ahead
The Duke Ellington Song Book
Monty Alexander / John Clayton / Jeff Hamilton, Reunion in Europe
Michel Sardaby/M. Alexander, Caribbean Duet
Look Up
Overseas Special/To: You Everywhere
Tripple Treat
Monty Alexander & Ernest Ranglin
Monty Alexander/Ray Brown/Herb Ellis Trio
Solo, 1985
Ivory and Steel, 1980
So What, 1979
Facets, 1979
Monty Alexander in Tokyo, 1979
Live at Ronnie Scott's
Jamento, 1978
Soul Fusion, 1977
Live in Holland, 1977
Montreux Alexander, Live!, 1976
The Way it is, 1976
Love And sunshine
Unlimited Love, 1974
Rass!, 1974
Perception!, 1973
We've Only Just Begun, 1971
Here Comes the Sun, 1971
Taste of Freedom, 1970
This Is Monty Alexander, 1969
Zing. 1967
Alexander the Great, 1965
Spunky,1964-65
AS A SIDEMAN ›››
Unforgettable Natalie Cole, 1991
Howard Alden, Snowy Morning Blues, 1990
Bird movie soundtrack, 1988
Barney Kessel, Spontaneous Combustion, 1987
Jimmy Smith, For Watcha Know, 1986
Milt Jackson, A London Bridge, 1982
Milt Jackson, Memories of Thelonious Sphere Monk, 1982
Ray Brown, A Ray Brown 3, 1982
Shelly Manne, Fingering Atlas, 1982
Johnny Griffin, Meeting
Marshall Royal, Royal Blue
Ray Brown, Summerwind, 1980
Ernestine Anderson, Never Make Your Move Too Soon, 1980
Ernestine Anderson, Sunshine, 1979
Ray Brown, Live at the Concord Jazz Festival 1979, 1979
Milt jackson, Soul Fusion
Milt Jackson-Ray Brown, Montreux 1977, 1977
Dizzy Gillespie, Montreux 1977, 1977
Milt Jackson-Ray Brown, Montreux
Ernest Ranglin, Ranglypso, 1974
Milt Jackson, Just the Way It Had to Be, 1969
That's The Way It Is
Kai Winding, 1964
Performance Schedule
Sunday
4/27/2014
Blue Note Tokyo
Tokyo JAPAN
https://reserve.bluenote.co.jp/reserve/schedule/move/201404/
Monty Alexander Kingston Local
Monday
4/28/2014
Blue Note Tokyo
Tokyo JAPAN
https://reserve.bluenote.co.jp/reserve/schedule/move/201404/
Monty Alexander Kingston Local
Tuesday
4/29/2014
Blue Note Tokyo
Tokyo JAPAN
https://reserve.bluenote.co.jp/reserve/schedule/move/201404/
Monty Alexander Kingston Local
Sunday
5/11/2014
St. Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival
St. LUCIA
http://www.stluciajazz.org/
Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express
Wednesday
5/28/2014
Jazz sous les Pommiers
Coutances, FRANCE
Monty Alexander trio
Thursday
5/29/2014
Salle des fêtes
Le Thou, FRANCE
Monty Alexander trio
Friday
5/30/2014
Festival Jazz en Comminges
Saint Gaudens, FRANCE
Monty Alexander
Thursday
6/12/2014
BB King's NYC  
Friday
6/13/2014
Howard Theater
Washington DC
 
Monday
6/16/2014
Ronnie Scott's
London, UK
Monty Alexander trio
Tuesday
6/17/2014
Ronnie Scott's
London UK
Monty Alexander trio
Thursday
6/19/2014
Ronnie Scott's
London UK
Monty Alexander Harlem Kinston Express
Friday
6/20/2014
Ronnie Scott's
London UK
Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express
Saturday
6/21/2014
Ronnie Scott's
London UK
Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express
Tuesday
6/24/2014
Lamantin Jazz Festival
Hungary
Monty Alexander trio
Friday
6/27/2014
Klavier Ruhr
Essen Philarmonie, GERMANY
Monty Alexander trio
Friday
7/11/2014
Chateau de Beaupre'
Saint Cannat
France
Monty Alexander trio
Wednesday
7/16/2014
Umbria Jazz Festival
Perugia
Italy
http://www.umbriajazz.com/artisti/16-luglio
Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express
Thursday
7/24/2014
Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
Seattle, WA
http://www.jazzalley.com/www-home/artist.jsp?shownum=1403
Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express
Friday
7/25/2014
Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
Seattle, WA
http://www.jazzalley.com/www-home/artist.jsp?shownum=1403
Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express
Saturday
7/26/2014
Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
Seattle, WA
http://www.jazzalley.com/www-home/artist.jsp?shownum=1403
Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express
Sunday
7/27/2014
Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
Seattle, WA
http://www.jazzalley.com/www-home/artist.jsp?shownum=1403
Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express
Friday
8/1/2014
Telluride Jazz Festival
Telluride, CO
http://telluridejazz.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=3993
Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express
Saturday
8/2/2014
Denver Dazzle's Club
Denver, CO
http://dazzlejazz.com/
Monty Alexander trio
Sunday
8/3/2014
Denver Dazzle's Club
Denver, CO
http://dazzlejazz.com/
Monty Alexander trio
Thursday
8/7/2014
Vail Jazz Festival
Vail, CO
http://vailjazz.org/tickets/ticket-sales.html
http://www.vailjazz.org/performances/jazz--vail-square.html
Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express
Friday
8/8/2014
Jazz Aspen
JAS Café
Aspen, CO
http://www.jazzaspensnowmass.org/
Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express
Saturday
8/9/2014
Jazz Aspen
JAS Café
Aspen, CO
http://www.jazzaspensnowmass.org/
Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express
Tuesday
8/12/2014
Marciac Jazz Festival
Marciac
France
http://www.jazzinmarciac.com/spectacle/monty-alexander-harlem-kingston-express
Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express
Saturday
8/30/2014
Easton, MD
Jazz on the Chesapeake, the Monty Alexander Jazz Festival
http://www.chesapeakechambermusic.org/jazz/
Monty Alexander
Sunday
8/31/2014
Vail Jazz Festival
Vail, CO
http://www.vailjazz.org/performances/vail-jazz-party.html
Monty Alexander, John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton
Saturday
9/13/2014
Jazz at the Capitol Theater
Salk Lake City, Utah
Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express
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