Monty Alexander Meets Sly & Robbie M-CH SACD
Monty Alexander Meets Sly & Robbie M-CH SACD
Genre: Jazz
Label: Telarc

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Monty Alexander Meets Sly & Robbie M-CH SACD

Monty Alexander

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SKU:
TELSAM63494
UPC:
089408349409
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On Monty Meets Sly and Robbie, pianist and Kingston, Jamaica native Monty Alexander teams up with Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare—reggae’s most respected and experienced rhythm section—to create a killer combination of classic soul tunes, funky jazz and modern grooves with a hardcore, dub flavor.

Sophisticated and down-to-earth, Monty Meets Sly and Robbie crafts its own blend of jazzy soul infused with fresh beats and a stripped-to-the-bone sound. Rousing takes on Joe Zawinul’s "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy," The Stylistics "People Make The World Go Round," Ramsey Lewis’ "The In Crowd," Herbie Hancock’s "Chameleon," and other numbers from the late ‘50s and ‘60s, connect Alexander not only to jazz, but to an equally worthy legacy of soul.

Monty Alexander grew up in Kingston, Jamaica where he began piano lessons at the age of six. While still a youngster, he enjoyed the performances of Louis Armstrong and Nat "King" Cole, and his style of playing was deeply affected by their joyful gospel of jazz. In 1963, Alexander was performing in Las Vegas, Nevada with Art Mooney’s Orchestra and was observed by Jilly Rizzo and "the chairman of the board" Frank Sinatra. Jilly hired him to work at his club in New York City, and it was there that he met and was hired by Milt Jackson. Soon after, he began an association with bassist Ray Brown that lasted for years. He also went on to perform with such jazz legends as Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry and Sonny Rollins. Over the years, he’s also collaborated with Jamaican guitarist Ernest Ranglin. Alexander continues to tour extensively.

On his 1999 Telarc debut, Stir It Up: The Music of Bob Marley (CD-83469), Alexander gave the jazz treatment to such well-known Marley compositions as "I Shot The Sheriff," "No Woman No Cry," "Is This Love?" and "Jammin’." This groundbreaking project also featured special guest Steve Turre on trombone and conch shell, and Sly Dunbar’s remixed version of "Could You Be Loved."

Sly Dunbar, drums, rhythm and programming; Robbie Shakespeare, bass; Handel Tucker, additional keyboards; Desmond Jones, drum fills; Jay Davidson, saxophone; Steve Jankowski, trumpet.

Selections: Chameleon, Monty's Groove, Soulful Strut, The In Crowd, Sidewinder, People Who Make The World Go Round, (Do The) Kool Step, Moanin', Mercy, Mercy, Hot Milk.
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Confused about how a Hybrid Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD) works? Click here to learn about the technology.

This SACD will play on all 2 channel (stereo) SACD players.

On Monty Meets Sly and Robbie, pianist and Kingston, Jamaica native Monty Alexander teams up with Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare—reggae’s most respected and experienced rhythm section—to create a killer combination of classic soul tunes, funky jazz and modern grooves with a hardcore, dub flavor.

Sophisticated and down-to-earth, Monty Meets Sly and Robbie crafts its own blend of jazzy soul infused with fresh beats and a stripped-to-the-bone sound. Rousing takes on Joe Zawinul’s "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy," The Stylistics "People Make The World Go Round," Ramsey Lewis’ "The In Crowd," Herbie Hancock’s "Chameleon," and other numbers from the late ‘50s and ‘60s, connect Alexander not only to jazz, but to an equally worthy legacy of soul.

Monty Alexander grew up in Kingston, Jamaica where he began piano lessons at the age of six. While still a youngster, he enjoyed the performances of Louis Armstrong and Nat "King" Cole, and his style of playing was deeply affected by their joyful gospel of jazz. In 1963, Alexander was performing in Las Vegas, Nevada with Art Mooney’s Orchestra and was observed by Jilly Rizzo and "the chairman of the board" Frank Sinatra. Jilly hired him to work at his club in New York City, and it was there that he met and was hired by Milt Jackson. Soon after, he began an association with bassist Ray Brown that lasted for years. He also went on to perform with such jazz legends as Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry and Sonny Rollins. Over the years, he’s also collaborated with Jamaican guitarist Ernest Ranglin. Alexander continues to tour extensively.

On his 1999 Telarc debut, Stir It Up: The Music of Bob Marley (CD-83469), Alexander gave the jazz treatment to such well-known Marley compositions as "I Shot The Sheriff," "No Woman No Cry," "Is This Love?" and "Jammin’." This groundbreaking project also featured special guest Steve Turre on trombone and conch shell, and Sly Dunbar’s remixed version of "Could You Be Loved."

Sly Dunbar, drums, rhythm and programming; Robbie Shakespeare, bass; Handel Tucker, additional keyboards; Desmond Jones, drum fills; Jay Davidson, saxophone; Steve Jankowski, trumpet.

Selections: Chameleon, Monty's Groove, Soulful Strut, The In Crowd, Sidewinder, People Who Make The World Go Round, (Do The) Kool Step, Moanin', Mercy, Mercy, Hot Milk.
ISBN
ASSOC
S
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
YES
Inventory
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Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
Artist
Monty Alexander
Title
Meets Sly & Robbie OOP
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
Multi Channel
1
Stereo
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
1
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
Release Date
01-30-2002
Availability
Discontinued
Format
SACD
Scratch & Dent
0
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