Japanese 1LP Limited Edition
Release Date: 24/5/2023
Label: Lawson Entertainment Inc.
A tropical and mellow jazz vocal album by Monty Alexander, a jazz pianist from Kingston, Jamaica!
This is his 76th work and his first vocal album, adding lyrics to the famous song "Love Notes"" that remains in the history of jazz reggae. With the highlight of the masterpiece "These Loves Notes" in which Sample (Fender Rhodes) participated, Johnny Ray's "faith can move mountains", which is said to be a draft of Road Creator's "King & Queen", and Count Owen & His Calypsoni. Calypso / Mento masterpiece "Island In The Sun" familiar with apricots, "The Nearness Of You" with Roy Hargrove (tp), and "As Time Goes" with Cuban-born Arturo Sandoval (tp) Includes jazz standards that Monty was familiar with in the 1950s, such as "By" and "Moon River".
In addition to his legendary career as a jazz pianist, you can fully enjoy his charm as a jazz vocalist. A work finished with tropical mellow Jamaican jazz vocals traced back to the scent of jasmine flowers blooming in Montigo Bay.
Mixed by Neil Case of Echo Beach Studios, vinyl cut mastered by e-mura by Bimwan Productions and reggae-Jamaican manner sounds are also GOOD."
1.Day in Day Out (Rube Bloom – Johnny Mercer) 3:59
2.These Love Notes (Monty Alexander – Brian Jobson) 4:54
3.The Nearness of You (Hoagy Carmichael – Ned Washington) 6:02
4.As Time Goes By (Herman Hupfeld) 4:58
1.Faith Can Move Mountains (Ben Raleigh – Guy Wood) 4:46
2.Island in the Sun (Harry Belafonte – Irving Burgie) 4:07
3.To the Ends of the Earth (Joe Sherman – Noel Sherman) 3:58
4.Moon River (Henry Mancini – Johnny Mercer) 4:28
5.For Sentimental Reasons (William Best – Deek Watson) 4:33
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