A suggestion of something to listen to on 08/04/2020
Monty Alexander, ‘Rastamonk Vibrations’
Album of the Week #55
In every jazz fan, there’s a little buffalo soldier; in Monty Alexander, there’s more than just a little. That’s why the Kingston, Jamaica born-and-raised jazz pianist has married the two sides of his musical soul on his latest album Wareika Hill, a reimagining of Thelonious Monk tunes through the lens of the music we most associate with Jamaica: Reggae.The result is a sound Alexander has dubbed ‘Rastamonk Vibrations.’ It swings, it grooves, and it may leave you searching for late-night snacks.
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