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Monty AlexanderLove You Madly – Live At Bubba's (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Resonance, 1982. New Copy 2 CDs ... $22.99 24.99
Unreleased live work from pianist Monty Alexander – recording here with a bit of extra percussion in his trio, which always seems to give his music a nice little kick! The date was captured at Bubba's, in Fort Lauderdale – a club that not only seemed to be a rare spot in Florida that gave musicians a chance to open up like some of the better clubs on the west coast – but one that also did a superb job of documenting some of its best performances over the years! That's definitely the case here – as Monty maybe sounds better than on most of his studio dates of the period – stretching out on nice long tracks, with help from Paul Berner on bass, Duffy Jackson on drums, and Robert Thomas Jr on percussion – the last of whom really keeps things interesting from a rhythmic perspective – in ways that definitely show up on Alexander's keyboard too. Titles include "Love You Madly", "Sweet Lady", "Eleuthra", "Reggae Later", "Arthur's Theme", "SKH", "Swamp Fire", "Fungii Mama", "Montevideo", and "Consider". CD

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Monty AlexanderMonty Alexander In Tokyo ... LP
Pablo, 1979. Sealed ... $7.99
With Andrew Simpkins on bass and Frank Gant on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, but shopworn, with some stickers, a bit of marker, a small tear, and mostly cracked spine with fraying. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Monty AlexanderYard Movement (2021 Japan Record Day Release) ... LP
Island/Universal (Japan), 1995. New Copy (reissue)... On November 3, 2021
Features Monty Alexander on piano and melodica, Ernest Ranglin on lead guitar, Robert Angus on guitar, Dwight Dawes on keyboards, Carlton Messam on bass, Rolando Wilson on drums, and Robert Thomas Jr on percussion. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Monty AlexanderLove & Happiness/Yellow Bird ... 7-inch
MPS/Wallen Bink (Germany), 1974. New Copy (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest tunes ever from pianist Monty Alexander – a Fender Rhodes monster that has a very famous sample use over the years – but which is more than great enough on its own! The flipside has Monty nodding towards his Caribbean roots with a sweet Rhodes take on "Yellow Bird" – done with great guitar from Ernest Ranglin! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Really wonderful pressing – done from the original master tapes! Limited edition too.)

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✨✧ Monty AlexanderLive At The Cully Select Jazz Festival 1991 ... CD
Limetree/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Great later work from Monty Alexander – a record from a time when he maybe didn't have some of the funk or gimmicks of his earlier albums, but which also shows this mature command of the keyboard that Alexander never had on the piano in his youth! The date is one of those well-recorded trio sessions by the Limetree label – an imprint that always seemed to bring out the best in pianists – and Monty's group here features Lynn Seaton on bass and Duffy Jackson on drums – players who step back at all the right points to allow Alexander to feel a majestic flow on the piano, then come in and swing with some help from percussionist Steve Grier as well. Titles include "Crying", "Caribbean Circle", "Look Up", "Renewal", "The River", and "Maybe September". CD
(Part of the "Solid Records – Jazz Giants" series!)
 
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✨✧ Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie Jam – Montreux 1977 ... CD
Pablo, 1977. Used ... $5.99
Dizzy Gillespie and Jon Faddis on trumpet, Milt Jackson on vibraphone, Monty Alexander on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Jimmie Smith on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Milt JacksonMemories Of Thelonious Sphere Monk – Milt Jackson In London ... LP
Pablo, 1982. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Milt plays mostly Monk – recorded live at Ronnie Scotts, with Ray Brown on bass, Monty Alexander on piano, and Mickey Roker on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has minimal wear.)

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Ernest RanglinBelow The Bassline (2021 Japan Record Day Release) ... LP
Island/Universal (Japan), 1996. New Copy (reissue)... On November 3, 2021
An excellent "comeback" LP for Ernest Ranglin, though astute observers realize he never really went away in the first place! Ranglin was always able to move back and forth easily between the worlds of groovy jazz, playing alongside Monty Alexander on some of his finest 70s sides, and Jamaican studio work, serving guitar duties at Studio One, cutting some of the rhythms that would serve as the foundation for much of the Jamaican music throughout the years! This set finds him in fine form, rendering excellent jazzy versions of numerous classic rhythms with a crack band that includes old mates Monty Alexander and Roland Alphonso and funky drummer Idris Muhammad! 8 tracks in all: "Congo Man", "Surfin'", "King Tubby MeetsThe Rockers", "Satta Massagana", "54-46 (Was My Number)", "None Shall Escape The Judgement", "Ball Of Fire" and "Black Disciples" LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Phyllis HymanSomewhere In My Lifetime (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Arista/Cherry Red (UK), 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Warm and wonderful work from Phyllis Hyman – a set that's a lot more mainstream soul than her music of a few years before, but she delivers it with a strong commitment to the more complicated styles of her roots! The sound here is full and proud – a nice extension of the work that Hyman did with Norman Connors, and not nearly as much in a disco mode as it might be, given the time of the release. And although many of the tracks are somewhat upbeat, they've got a bit more complication in the rhythms than conventional club – thanks to the presence of jazz players who include Herbie Hancock, Monty Alexander, Azar Lawrence, and others. The best production on the record is by T Life, and the team of Skip Scarborough and Larry Alexander – and titles include "Kiss You All Over", "Living Inside Your Love", "Soon Come Again", "Here's That Rainy Day", "So Strange", "Lookin For A Lovin", and "Be Careful (How You Treat My Love)". CD features some great bonus tracks too – including "Love Is Free", "Sing A Song", "Sweet Music", "Kiss You All Over (12" mix)", and "So Strange (12" mix)". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Milt Jackson & Ray BrownThat's The Way It Is ... LP
Impulse, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
At the end of the 60s, Milt Jackson and Ray Brown cut some very groovy records together – teamed up in a great pairing of styles that pushed both of them way past the more standard sounds of earlier years! This album's one of the best of the bunch – as it features pianist Monty Alexander joining the pair, bringing in some warmly soulful elements on piano – in ways that are a great bridge between his work for MGM and MPS! The set also features great tenor from Teddy Edwards – blowing with a deep tone and a sharp edge – and in addition to vibes by Jackson and bass by Brown, the group also features Dick Berk on drums. The set was recorded live at Shelly's Manne-Hole – and titles include Alexander's "That's The Way It Is", plus "Blues In The Basement", "Wheelin & Dealin", and "Tenderly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label ABC/Impulse pressing. Cover has a cut corner, a bumped corner, and gloss peel.)

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✨✧ Mary Lou WilliamsZoning (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Mary/Folkways, 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An excellent album by Mary Lou Williams – a set recorded during the 70s period when she was mixing in a bit of funk with her jazz! The sound here is wonderful – quite different than other work you might know from Williams, and much more in the sort of groove you'd expect from Junior Mance, Ray Bryant, Ramsey Lewis, or other soul jazz-oriented pianists! Williams plays acoustic piano in a very hip trio with Mickey Roker on drums and Bob Cranshaw on electric bass – the latter of whom brings in this well-rounded, soul-drenched tone that's a lot like the bass work on some of Monty Alexander's own best albums from the 70s. And Williams herself is totally great too – playing with some slightly exotic tones at points, and with a really in-the-pocket groove at others. Funky tracks include "Intermission" and "Rosa Mae" – and other titles include "Ghost Of Love", "Medi II", "Zoning Fungus", and a great version of Dizzy Gillespie's "Olinga". CD also features 2 previously unreleased tracks – "Syl-O-Gism" and an alternate of "Gloria". CD
 
 
 



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