Alexander, Monty / Harlem-Kingston Express Live
Album: Harlem-Kingston Express Live   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Alexander, Monty   Added:Oct 2011
Label:Motema Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-10-24 Pull Date: 2011-12-26 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Dec 25 Dec 18 Dec 11 Nov 27 Nov 20 Nov 13 Nov 6 Oct 30
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 3 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 18, 2013: No Cover, No Minimum
King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown
4. Dec 07, 2011: Morning Glory (Full Moonish)
Running Away
2. Dec 21, 2011: Morning Christmas Glory
No Woman No Cry
5. Nov 25, 2011: No Cover, No Minimum
King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown
3. Dec 13, 2011: Rebop
Hi Heel Sneakers
6. Nov 16, 2011: All That Swing
Hi Heel Sneakers

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-10-20
Straight up jazz with a few tracks that have a heavy reggae influence. Recorded live at a gig at Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Alexander’s piano stays nicely at the center while his trio and a swaying reggae unit add solid backup. Also watch for applause. Highly pleasant recording but nothing truly outstanding. I get the feeling this doesn’t capture the charm of the live show.

1. Bright and sunny midtempo saunter. Sweet w/a long, quiet fade.
*2. Upbeat and playful with a nicely unpredictable arrangement.
*3. Relaxed reggae groove with a playful, locomotive bounce.
4. Tripping keys, bass, drum lead a warm mid/upbeat jam.
5. Fast and frantic redo of an old standard. Some good solos.
*6. The reggae is back in a too-short mid/up flirt.
7. Solid Kingston beat, then piano. Relaxed w/hints of heat.
8. Slow and sweet intro to a lazily lyrical float.
*9. Sort of a reggae/blues/jazz blend. Midtempo.
10. Spoken word leads to warm & happy island classic. The band
gets introduced, which ruins the flow.
11. Slow intro then an upbeat jam. A tight arrangement.

Track Listing
1. Strawberry Hill   6. Freedie Freeloader Riddim
2. Hi Heel Sneakers   7. The Heathen
3. King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown   8. Compassion
4. Eleuthera   9. Running Away
5. Sweet Georgia Brown   10. Day-O
  11. No Woman No Cry