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Monty Alexander

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Concerts

Kenny Barron (pictured) is joined by his former student, Helen Sung, for a breezy duet on an untitled samba.

January 7, 2011 Kenny Barron is joined by his former student, Helen Sung, for a breezy duet on an untitled samba.

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Studio Sessions

Monty Alexander.

June 15, 2011 The lively pianist freshens up jazz with the folkloric mento rhythms of Jamaica.

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Tania Maria sings Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Wave" on this Latin episode of Piano Jazz.

February 11, 2011 Tania Maria sings Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Wave" on this Latin-themed episode of Piano Jazz.

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Monty Alexander

August 13, 2009 In a Jazz24 session, the Jamaican pianist plays a quiet version of Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry."

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Interviews & Profiles

New York's Blue Note Jazz Club is currently hosting pianist Monty Alexander for a two-week residency.

March 1, 2012 His music has variously been described as bebop, calypso and reggae. He just calls it his own.

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Reviews

A jazz pianist raised in Jamaica, Monty Alexander is   the perfect choice to put a new spin on Bob Marley's "The Heathen."

August 5, 2011 A pianist raised in Jamaica, Alexander is the perfect choice to rework Bob Marley's "The Heathen."

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A native of the Dominican Republic, Michel Camilo is one of the most energetic pianists in jazz.

July 12, 2011 Let your mind sail through the Caribbean by listening to jazz artists who were born on the islands.

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Harlem-Kingston Express

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  • Album: Harlem-Kingston Express
  • Artist: Monty Alexander
  • Label: Motéma Music
  • Released: 2011
 

Calypso Blues: The Songs of Nat King Cole

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  • Album: Calypso Blues: The Songs of Nat King Cole
  • Artist: Monty Alexander
  • Label: Chesky
  • Released: 2009