Please register here if you want to download anything!

Monty Alexander

The Monty Alexander Quintet - Ivory & Steel (1980) {Concord}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 8, 2021
The Monty Alexander Quintet - Ivory & Steel (1980) {Concord}

The Monty Alexander Quintet - Ivory & Steel (1980) {Concord}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 238MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 107MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop, Calypso

This well-rounded set features Monty Alexander exploring his West Indian heritage by utilizing the steel drum of Othello Molineaux and performing both straightahead jazz and calypsos. The music is often quite joyous and even the more familiar material (such as "Work Song," "Stella By Starlight" and a medley of "Impressions" and "So What") sounds fresh. Whether it be the Milt Jackson blues "S.K.J." or the Crusaders' hit "Street Life," this is a very successful outing that is quite enjoyable.
Monty Alexander - Love You Madly - Live at Bubba's (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Monty Alexander - Love You Madly - Live at Bubba's (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 91:54 minutes | 2,04 GB
Jazz | Label: Resonance Records, Official Digital Download

Live at Bubba's is a previously-unissued recording of the Jamaican jazz piano icon Monty Alexander captured live in Fort Lauderdale, FL at Bubba's Jazz Restaurant on August 6, 1982.

Monty Alexander - Uplift (2011) {Jazz Legacy JLP 1001012}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at July 17, 2020
Monty Alexander - Uplift (2011) {Jazz Legacy JLP 1001012}

Monty Alexander - Uplift (2011) {Jazz Legacy JLP 1001012}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 408 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 150 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 40 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 Trio - Love Me Tender (2011) {Venus}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 10, 2020
Monty Alexander Trio - Love Me Tender (2011) {Venus}

Monty Alexander Trio - Love Me Tender (2011) {Venus}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 441MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 154MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Soulful, swinging, funky and decidedly straight ahead, Alexander's maturity brought a certain richness and relaxed elegance to his playing. With his trusted rhythm section, he plays standards and a couple of his originals, plus a few of Ray Brown's (his mentor and early collaborator) repertory. This is one of his strongest albums in recent years!
Monty Alexander - Live! at the Montreux Festival (1976) {MPS--Ediciones Folio EFVEi - 004 rel 2011}

Monty Alexander - Live! at the Montreux Festival (1976) {MPS–Ediciones Folio EFVEi - 004 rel 2011}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 261 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 112 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 17 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1976, 2011 MPS / Ediciones Folio | EFVEi - 004
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Piano

Pianist Monty Alexander did some of his finest recordings for the MPS label. This live trio set with bassist John Clayton and drummer Jeff Hamilton (reissued on CD) features Alexander playing his usual repertoire of the period with blues, standards ("Satin Doll," "Work Song" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic") and a version of "Feelings" that uplifts the song a bit (although not enough). His soulful approach to the generally familiar melodies makes them sound fresh and swinging.

Monty Alexander - Uplift 2 (2013) {Jazz Legacy JLP 1201020}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at July 19, 2020
Monty Alexander - Uplift 2 (2013) {Jazz Legacy JLP 1201020}

Monty Alexander - Uplift 2 (2013) {Jazz Legacy JLP 1201020}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 411 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 153 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 32 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2013 Jazz Legacy Productions | JLP 1201020
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

While critics and listeners enthusiastically focused on Monty Alexander's excellent reggae-fied Harlem-Kingston Express Live in 2011 (which was nominated for a Grammy), he was riding the global radio charts simultaneously with Uplift, a second album cut with his acoustic jazz trio. This follow-up date features the great pianist and a number of his now standard numbers with two different trios.

Monty Alexander - Monty Meets Sly And Robbie (2000) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Sept. 28, 2019
Monty Alexander - Monty Meets Sly And Robbie (2000) (Repost)

Monty Alexander - Monty Meets Sly And Robbie (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 320 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 121 MB | Covers - 36 MB
Genre: Jazz-Reggae Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Telarc (CD-83494)

Jazz purists may turn up the nose at this jazz-reggae summit meeting, but that's their loss. It's not that they wouldn't have the right to be suspicious - experiments in jazz-reggae fusion do not have a distinguished history. But the combination of Jamaican-born jazz pianist Monty Alexander and reggae godfathers Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare works beautifully here for a number of reasons: first of all, Alexander is a gifted melodist with an unerring sense of groove (not always a given with jazz players), and second of all, Sly and Robbie emancipated themselves long ago from reggae's rhythmic strictures, so there's lots of variety on this album…
Monty Alexander - Monty Strikes Again (1976/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Monty Alexander - Monty Strikes Again: Live In Germany (1976/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 41:42 minutes | 832 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Not every musician can pull off a program in front of an audience that ranges through a wide variety of jazz styles, but Monty Alexander does so, even within the opener, "On Green Dolphin Street." Starting this familiar standard in a bop mode, he detours into boogie-woogie until guitarist Ernest Ranglin takes over. His lovely improvised introduction to "Emily" gives way to a much slower than typical arrangement, which emphasizes the beauty of Henry Mancini's original conception, though with a few changes incorporated by the leader…

Monty Alexander - Piano Genius [Recorded 1971-1977] (2012)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Dec. 29, 2019
Monty Alexander - Piano Genius [Recorded 1971-1977] (2012)

Monty Alexander - Piano Genius [Recorded 1971-1977] (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 470 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 188 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (06025 2795916)

The Jazz Club series is an attractive addition to the Verve catalogue. With it's modern design and popular choice of repertoire, the Jazz Club is not only opened for Jazz fans, but for everyone that loves good music.
Jamaican-born pianist Monty Alexander is a sophisticated, prolific performer with an urbane, swinging style informed by the bop tradition, as well as the reggae and Caribbean folk he grew up with. Born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1944, Alexander first started playing piano around age four and took classical lessons from age six. By his teens, however, he had discovered jazz and was already performing in nightclubs. Although his early career found him covering pop and rock hits of the day, it was his love of jazz-oriented artists like Oscar Peterson, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, and Nat King Cole that brought him the most inspiration.
Monty Alexander - Harlem-Kingston Express Vol. 2: The River Rolls On (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Monty Alexander - Harlem-Kingston Express Vol.2: The River Rolls On (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 65:42 minutes | 784 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The follow-up to acclaimed pianist/composer Monty Alexander's Grammy-nominated 2011 release, 2014's "Harlem-Kingston Express, Vol. 2: River Rolls On" features more of Alexander's eclectic mix of reggae/jazz and Latin music. This is expansive, highly engaging music that crosses the boundaries between acoustic jazz, instrumental pop, fusion, and more.