Alexander the Great is an album by pianist Monty Alexander (born 1944) recorded in 1964 for the Pacific Jazz label. John Brown's Body" (Traditional) - 5:30. Jitterbug Waltz" (Fats Waller) - 3:59. Comin' Home Baby" (Ben Tucker) - 5:45. If I Were a Bell" (Frank Loesser) - 6:18.
Complete your Monty Alexander collection. Monty is still doing what Kai predicted, year after year. Les McCann presented this album and you can hear his influence throughout the exciting album. Yet, his own inimitable style is already present here. Alongside Thelonious Monk he's the only pianist my wife recognizes (without showing the album cover) should tell a lot. Truly an enjoyable piano trio album and worth checking out, not only for a historic curiosity as a debut album but as a showcase for very mature approach to the standards and his own compositions.
Monty Alexander – Montgomery Bernard Monty Alexander is a jazz pianist who sings and plays the melodica. His playing has a Caribbean influence and bright swinging feeling, with a vocabulary of bebop. He was influenced by Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner, Les McCann, Ahmad Jamal, Alexander is known for his surprise musical twists and the ability to build dramatic suspense in his playing. Two years later, he directed an orchestra and played in the local clubs. Performances at the Carib Theater in Jamaica by Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole left an impression on the young pianist. In California, in 1964, Alexander recorded his first album, Alexander the Great, Alexander recorded with Milt Jackson in 1969, with Ernest Ranglin in 1974 and in Europe the same year with Ed Thigpen. He toured regularly in Europe and recorded there, mostly with his trio for MPS Records.
Even at that early stage, Alexander had very impressive technique and his Oscar Peterson -influenced style was starting to become distinctive. Performing live in Los Angeles with bassist Victor Gaskin and drummer Paul Humphrey, Alexander is heard in top form on such songs as "John Brown's Body," "Comin' Home Baby," "If I Were A Bell" and "Autumn Leaves"; hopefully this enjoyable and somewhat historical set will be reissued on CD by Blue Note eventually.
On this page you can not listen to mp3 music free or download album or mp3 track to your PC, phone or tablet. All materials are provided for educational purposes. Released at: This album was released on the label Pacific Jazz Records (catalog number ST-86). This album was released in 1965 year. US. Format of the release is. Vinyl, LP. Album. The album included the following session artists: Design.
Alexander the Great (album). Live album by Monty Alexander. 1965 Track listing.
|John Brown's Body||5:30|
|Comin' Home Baby||5:45|
|If I Were A Bell||6:18|
|I've Never Been In Love Before||5:30|
|Blues For Jilly||4:40|
|ST-86||Monty Alexander||Alexander The Great (LP, Album)||Pacific Jazz||ST-86||US||1965|
|PJ-86||Monty Alexander||Les McCann Introduces Alexander The Great (LP, Mono)||Pacific Jazz||PJ-86||US||1965|
|GXF 3155, GXF-3155||Monty Alexander||Les McCann Introduces Alexander The Great (LP, Album, RE)||Pacific Jazz, Pacific Jazz||GXF 3155, GXF-3155||Japan||1979|