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Ballad Essentials - Monty Alexander
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  1. Here's That Rainy Day
  2. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
  3. Estaté
  4. Body and Soul
  5. The River
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  1. Here's That Rainy Day
  2. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
  3. Estaté
  4. Body and Soul
  5. The River
  6. Because You're Mine
  7. Cavatina
  8. For All We Know
  9. Close Enough for Love
  10. September Song
  11. Maybe September
  12. I'm a Fool to Want You
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In 2000, Monty Alexander was an obvious choice for Concord Jazz's Ballad Essentials series. The Jamaican pianist had recorded at least 14 albums for Concord, and he had a reputation for being a very lyrical and expressive ballad player. This collection, which spans 1980-1996, could have easily been a two-CD set, but instead, Concord chooses to be more concise and keeps it down to a single disc. You won't hear any horn solos on this CD; more often that not, Alexander is heard as a trio pianist, and that format serves him ...

Ballad Essentials 2000, Concord Jazz

UPC: 013431490326

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