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Monty Alexander: Harlem-Kingston Express Vol. 2: The River Rolls On

Bridging reggae and jazz without losing the sound of either is a delicate balance. It generally means maintaining the heavy off-beat accents and syncopated basslines that hew toward ska without reining in the challenging harmonic substitutions of bebop. Pianist Monty Alexander has made a career of this endeavor, and his 13-track Harlem-Kingston Express Vol. 2: … Read More “Monty Alexander: Harlem-Kingston Express Vol. 2: The River Rolls On”

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