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The Monty Alexander Trio Live At The Montreux Festival LP 180 Gram Vinyl Audiophile AAA MPS 2016 EU

Artist: Monty Alexander
Title: Live At The Montreux Festival
Catalog Number: 0210986MSW
Label: MPS
Reissued by: MPS
Barcode: 4029759109860
Original release year: 1977
Reissue year: 2016
Number of discs: 1
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Total Item Weight: 286gr
Pressing country: Germany
For Market Release in: EU
Added to catalog on: June 29, 2016
Collection: MPS AAA Reissue Series
Vinyl Gourmet Audiophile TOP 100: Yes
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This live recording from the famed festival by Lake Geneva qualifies as one of the best piano trio classics of the 1970’s as well as a milestone in Monty Alexander’s catalogue. The 1976 recording captures the moment in his young career when he began to be compared to such giants as Oscar Peterson. Another perfect sounding MPS all analog mastering of this dynamic and exciting recording!

 

 

Featured in Vinyl Gourmet Audiophile TOP 100

 

  • Audiophile Analogue Remastering
  • Remastered by Christoph Stickel and Dirk Sommer
  • MPS AAA Reforest The Legend Reissue Series
  • 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
  • Pressed at Optimal Media in Germany

 

 

This live recording from the famed festival by Lake Geneva qualifies as one of the piano trio classics of the 1970’s as well as a milestone in the Jamaican pianist’s catalogue. The 1976 album captures the moment in Alexander’s young career when he began to be compared to such giants as Oscar Peterson. Monty’s play combines the proficiency of his Canadian colleague with the feel of the Caribbean and a touch of gospel. Bassist John Clayton and drummer Jeff Hamilton form a sympathetic, cohesive rhythm section, and their clear-cut, penetrating solos are outstanding. The show captivated the audience from the first piece, an Ahmad Jamal composition that Alexander played with inspired blues variations, on through the soulful contemplations in “Feelings”.


There is an exuberance to the swing on the Ellington piece “Satin Doll”, whereas the classic blues “Drown in My Own Tears” is played with sublime, gospel-tinged gravity. An archaic Afro-atmosphere permeates “Work Song”, as Clayton shows off his virtuoso talents. With its whimsical, infectious dramaturgy, “Battle Hymn of the Republic” stands out as a classic. After four and a half decades the infectious magic of that night in Montreux remains alive and palpable.

 

 

Musicians:

 

Bass – John Clayton
Drums – Jeff Hamilton
Piano – Monty Alexander

 

Track Listing:


01. Nite Mist Blues 10:00
02. Feelings 5:20
03. Satin Doll 8:09
04. Work Song 13:38
05. Drown In My Tears 4:00
06. Battle Hymn Of The Republic 4:33

 

 


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