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Monty Alexander
  • Jazz/ Reggae
  • Jamaican-born jazz-pianist and melodica player who cut his first disc in 1964, entitled "Alexander The Great".

    He has recorded with some of the biggest names in jazz including Milt Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie, Ahmad Jamal and Ernest Ranglin, plus many more.

    He embraced the reggae rhythms and sounds in the 90s, recording an album of Bob Marley songs in 1999, called "Stir It Up".

    Monty released his debut album, "Alexander the Great" in 1964, followed by: "Monty Alexander" (1965), "Spunky" (1965), "Zing" (1967), "This Is Monty Alexander" (1969), "Taste of Freedom" (1970), "Here Comes the Sun" (1971), "We've Only Just Begun" (1971), "Perception" (1974), "Rass!" (1974), "Love & Sunshine" (1974), "Unlimited Love" (1975), "Montreux Alexander" (1976), "The Way It Is" (1976), "Live in Holland" (1977), "Cobilimbo" (1977), "Estade" (1978), "Jamento" (1978), "So What?" (1979), "Facets" (1979), "In Tokyo" (1979), "Ivory and Steel" (1980), "Trio" (1980), "Monty Alexander - Ernest Ranglin" (1981), "Fingering" (1981), "Look Up" (1982), "Triple Treat" (1982), "Duke Ellington Songbook" (1983), "Reunion in Europe" (1983), "Full Steam Ahead" (1985), "Threesome" (1985), "Friday Night" (1985), "Saturday Night" (1985), "The River" (1985), "Triple Treat II" (1987), "Jamboree" (1988), "Triple Treat III" (1989), "Carbbean Circle" (1993), "Monty Alexander at Maybeck" (1994), "Steamin" (1995), "Yard Movement" (1995), "To Nat with Love" (1995), "To the Ends of the Earth" (1996), "Echoes of Jilly's" (1997), "The Concord Jazz Heritage Series" (1998), "Stir It Up - The Music of Bob Marley" (1999), "Ballad Essentials" (2000), "Island Grooves" (2000), "Monty Meets Sly and Robbie" (2000), "Goin' Yard" (2001), "Many Rivers to Cross" (2001), "Caribbean Duet" (2001), "My America" (2002), "Li'l Darlin" (2003), "Steaming Hot" (2004), "Zing" (2004), "Rocksteady" (2004), "Live at the Iridium" (2004), "Jazz Calypso" (2005), "Concrete Jungle: The Songs of Bob Marley" (2005), "The Way It Is" (2006), "Impressions in Blue" (2008), "The Good Life: Monty Alexander Plays the Songs of Tony Bennett" (2008), "Solo" (2008), "Calypso Blues: The Songs of Nat King Cole" (2009), "Uplift" (2010), "Love Me Tender" (2010), "Harlem-Kingston Express" (2011), "Uplift 2" (2013), plus 2013's: "Harlem-Kingston Express, Vol. 2: River Rolls On".

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