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Monty Alexander: My America

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What does it mean to be an American?

For Jamaican-born pianist Monty Alexander, it means one thing – music. Yet within that one thing lies an impressive diversity which Alexander tackles...impressively.

These tunes range from pop standards like Kurt Weill’s “Mack the Kinife" and Nat Cole’s “Straighten Up and Fly Right" (sung by Nat’s son Freddy) ...

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Monty Alexander: My America

Read "My America" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

I want to go back to the Islands...

Monty Alexander is the Jamaican Gene Harris. Both play with a dual-fisted, churchy style. Where Harris is the pinnacle of blues piano, Alexander rules the Caribbean rhythms. These rhythms and flavors he infuses into every piece on his new release, My America. This is an interesting collection that ...