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Alexander, Monty / Harlem-Kingston Express Live
Album:Harlem-Kingston Express Live Collection:Jazz
Artist:Alexander, Monty Added:10/2011
Label:Motema Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-10-24 Pull Date:2011-12-26 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:25 Dec18 Dec11 Dec27 Nov20 Nov13 Nov6 Nov30 Oct

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3.Dec 13, 2011:Rebop
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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