Monty Alexander

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Moritat (Mack The Knife) (feat. Marvin "Smittty" Smith & Ray Drummond) (Modern Bebop Version)
Moanin' (feat. Monty Alexander, Nat Adderley, Ray Drummond & Marvin "Smittty" Smith)
Sidewinder (feat. Monty Alexander, Nat Adderley, Ray Drummond & Marvin "Smittty" Smith)

Monty Alexander (born Montgomery Bernard Alexander on 6 June 1944 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a jazz pianist, who also sings and plays the melodica. His playing has a Caribbean influence and bright swinging feeling, with a strong vocabulary of bebop and soulful blues melodies. He was influenced by Oscar Peterson, Les McCann, Ahmad Jamal, and Wynton Kelly. Alexander is known for his surprise musical twists and the ability to build dramatic suspense in his playing.