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Harlem-Kingston Express Live

Monty Alexander Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has distinctively bridged the worlds of jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica. With over 70 albums to his name, Alexander celebrates his 50th year in music with two new world-class releases, each expressing a different facet of his brilliant and sincere spirit of musical expression.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 14, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Motema Music
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,385 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews


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

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

Product Description

54th Annual Grammy Awards Finalist as Best Reggae Album. The rarefied and infectiously joyous mood that
pervaded Dizzy s Club during Monty Alexander s sold-out run at Jazz at
Lincoln Center in July 2010 is brilliantly captured in on this reggae-jazz
fusion disc. Harlem Kingston Express finds the Jamaican jazz legend in
rare form rockin it simultaneously with his jazz quartet and a powerhouse
reggae posse in New York City with additional tracks from dates in Jamaica
and Europe. A live and powerful follow up to Stir It Up, Alexanders
lauded Bob Marley Tribute.

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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Jazz with a subtle reggae flavor April 10, 2012
By Dr K
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album is great - I'd never heard of Monty Alexander until I heard him on NPR, and the album I subsequently order didn't disappoint!
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5.0 out of 5 stars All the energy of the live performance December 17, 2013
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Excellent fusion of jazz and reggae. Top shelf players cookin deep in some nasty grooves. Reggae drummers need this album, especially track three.
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4 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Try Monte Alexander's Bob Marley titles instead July 24, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
First, I'm a serious reggae fan. I've even produced an album in Kingston.
Monte's play Bob Marley album is classic.
Here, on Harlem Express I'm kinda getting lost.
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