Monty Alexander – Here Comes The Sun - 1973 Analog Audiophile Jazz - Sealed 180 Grm LP

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Monty Alexander – Here Comes The Sun

Label:    MPS Records – 0212407MSW, Edel – 0212407MSW
Series:    Reforest The Legend, AAA Reissue Series
Format:    Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Gatefold, 180g

Audiophile Analogue Remastering
180g Audiophile pressing

\Lliner notes, remastering information and a picture of the original master tape box inside
Recorded in New York City, June 6, 1971
℗ & © 2017 Edel Germany GmbH
Barcode (on sticker): 4029759124078
Country:    Germany
Released:    2017
Genre:    Jazz


A1        Montevideo
A2        Where Is Love
A3        Here Comes The Sun
A4        Love Walked In

B1        Brown Skin Girl
B2        This Dream Of Mine
B3        So What


"Jamaican-born pianist Alexander moved to New York and made an early break-through in the 1960s, cast by some as the ‘new’ Oscar Peterson. Certainly, Peterson’s influence is apparent in this trio recording but what comes across best is Monty’s creative zest and his impressive facility or, to put it another way, the joy inherent in his playing. It’s this aspect of his keyboard personality that makes him such a compelling performer in person, this evident from the way he still commands SRO audiences at Ronnie Scott’s on his regular visits. Now a veteran, he has sought more recently to capitalise on his Jamaican roots; this, though, is a more conventional outing, albeit with the accompanying patter from Montego Joe on some pieces, as on bassist Richard Evans’ enticing ‘Montevideo’, Alexander happy to try anything on this date, coincidentally his 27th birthday. This goes too for ‘Where Is Love? ’ with its occasional allusions to Errol Garner’s sense of drama, this further emphasised on the title track, a Beatles theme, given a romping boogie-flavoured treatment, the 18-year-old Duffy Jackson up for everything.

‘Love Walked In’ is heavily chorded at first before Alexander digs in and takes off on a Hines-like exploration, inspired and complex, Wright walking fast, the overall effect exhilarating, Jackson happy to oblige. ‘Brown Skin Gal’ has a calypso feel and Alexander responds with relish, building his improvisations over the percussive input from Montego Joe."

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Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Color Black