Monty Alexander - La Seine Musicale

Monty Alexander, piano; Born in Jamaca on D-Day- a sign of destiny? - Monty Alexander rapidly left his native country for the United States. In New York, he regularly accompanied Frank Sinatra and performed in the jazz clubs of Manhattan (including the famous Minton's which was the birthplace of bebop) where Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Miles Davies did not miss a chance of hearing him play. After more than fifty years of a career crowned with collaborations with Tony Bennett, Nathalie Cole, Clint Eastwood, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, Ernest Ranglin and Barbara Hendricks the pianist travelled around the globe thrilling audiences with his vibrant personality, which communicated an original musical message, in which the heady beat of reggae is mixed with the contagious rocking of swing. Recorded on November 23, 2018 at the Seine Musicale; TV director, Julien Faustino (57 min)