Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone

Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone - Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone (2002) (2CD Edition)

Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone - Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone (2002) (2CD Edition)
Jazz | SACD + CD | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Telarc CD-83562; SACD Red Book layer | rel: 2002 | 630Mb

It would be nice to say that Ray Brown's final recording session before his sudden and untimely death in the summer of 2002 resulted in a masterpiece, but although this trio session with guitarist Russell Malone and pianist Monty Alexander is perfectly serviceable, a masterpiece it is not. It's a very attractive album – Brown was probably not capable of producing anything less as a leader – but it suffers just a bit from Alexander's slightly sugary style and from the lack of a drummer.
Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone (2002) [2.0 & 5.1] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC {RE-UP}

Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone (2002) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 59:10 minutes | Scans included | 3,65 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,01 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Telarc # SACD-63562
Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone - Ray Brown, Monty Alexander & Russell Malone [SACD]

Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone [SACD]
Jazz | 2002 | Telarc | 59m 26s | 11 tracks | dBpoweramp Secure Rip | Fully tagged tracks + Log + Scans | No Cue
WMA Lossless | 220 MB | MP3 | 320 kbps CBR | 109 MB

Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone - Ray Brown, Monty Alexander & Russell Malone [SACD]

Ray Brown, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone - Ray Brown, Monty Alexander & Russell Malone [SACD]

Say thanks to the Jazz Club for this beautiful album

Monty Alexander - Reunion in Europe (1997)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Sept. 22, 2016
Monty Alexander - Reunion in Europe (1997)

Monty Alexander - Reunion in Europe (1997)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 48:53 min | 112 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Concord Records

Pianist Monty Alexander had a reunion tour with his former sidemen, bassist John Clayton and drummer Jeff Hamilton, in 1983. The resulting CD was recorded live in a West German club. Alexander is the main soloist (as expected) but Clayton has several memorable spots where he utilizes his bow, particularly on Charlie Chaplin's "Smile." Other highlights of this excellent straight-ahead release include "Two Bass Hit," Clayton's '"Blues for Stephanie," and "Love You Madly." Recommended.

Russell Malone - Wholly Cats (1999) {Venus Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Sept. 4, 2016
Russell Malone - Wholly Cats (1999) {Venus Japan}

Russell Malone - Wholly Cats (1999) {Venus Japan}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 360MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 149MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Russell Malone recording this studio date for Venus in 1995, though it was several years before the Japanese label got around to issuing it. Joined by an excellent rhythm section consisting of Larry Willis, Rodney Whitaker, and Yoron Israel, Malone is not afraid to go into lengthy exploration of an old favorite like "I Concentrate on You."

Monty Alexander - Caribbean Circle (1992) REPOST  Music

Posted by uff at Aug. 26, 2016
Monty Alexander - Caribbean Circle (1992) REPOST

Monty Alexander - Caribbean Circle (1992)
Jazz | 1cd | XLD Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Chesky, JD80 | rel: 1992 | 295Mb

First-rate example of connecting diverse styles and traditions. Alexander, a solid soloist well versed in Caribbean music, integrates rhythms from the islands into his solos, yet retains the jazz edge and drive. A great supporting cast as well which includes Slide Hampton and Jon Faddis.

Benny Green & Russell Malone - Jazz at the Bistro (2003)  Music

Posted by mark70 at Aug. 21, 2016
Benny Green & Russell Malone - Jazz at the Bistro (2003)

Benny Green & Russell Malone - Jazz at the Bistro (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks) + Cue + Log | Artwork | 61:29 min | 253 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Telarc #CD-83560

Russell Malone can play it all — rock, pop, country, blues, jazz — you name it. But as anyone who has heard his recording knows, he's most at home (and comfortable) when he's playing jazz. And we as listeners are rewarded with some of the most beautiful sounds, tones and phrasing possible on the guitar. On Jazz at The Bistro, Malone is joined by pianist Benny Green. While live recordings in small rooms (and St. Louis's The Bistro is a small club) can be even more difficult to properly record than "regular" live recordings, Jazz At The Bistro is an excellent testament to Malone's and Green's virtuosity.

Monty Alexander - My America (2002)  Music

Posted by uff at Aug. 12, 2016
Monty Alexander - My America (2002)

Monty Alexander - My America (2002)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Telarc CD-83552 | rel: 2002 | 350Mb

Over his long recording and performing career, Monty Alexander has displayed an ability to excel with any jazz or related genre. From swing to bop and hard bop, from reggae to mainstream jazz, you name it and Alexander has done it and done it well.

Monty Alexander - Live At The Iridium (2005)  Music

Posted by uff at July 23, 2016
Monty Alexander - Live At The Iridium (2005)

Monty Alexander - Live At The Iridium (2005)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Telarc, CD-83610 | rec: 2004 | 385Mb

One of the most brilliant of the modern mainstream jazz pianists to emerge since the mid-'60s, Monty Alexander is in top form throughout this 2005 live set. Other than hints of reggae on "Runnin' Away," this is very much a straight-ahead set. While Oscar Peterson is clearly an inspiration, Alexander has long had his own approach, whether digging into "The Work Song," expressing honest emotion on "My Mother's Eyes," or romping on "Happylypso/Funji Mama."
Monty Alexander - The Good Life: Monty Alexander Plays The Songs Of Tony Bennett (2008)

Monty Alexander - The Good Life: Monty Alexander Plays The Songs Of Tony Bennett (2008)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Chesky SACD340; SACD Red Book Layer | rel: 2008 | 310Mb

Monty Alexander has always been a fine jazz pianist, but in recent years he has received more popular acclaim for interpreting the reggae music of his native Jamaica. While his reggae efforts are well done, straight-ahead jazz and interpreting standards are really his forte. For The Good Life, Alexander has chosen to riff on tunes from the repertoire of Tony Bennett – not the most popular or well-known, or even written by the singer – but a good cross section of his set list over the decades.