Monty Alexander - live performance 2018
Les Films de la Découverte will be producing the filming for Monty Alexander's piano solo performance at La Seine Musicale, Paris 23 November 2018 - 4K.
Monty Alexander © Les Films de la Decouverte
La Seine Musicale Auditorium © Les Films de la Decouverte
Involved in collaborations with Tony Bennett, Nathalie Cole, Clint Eastwood, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Quincy Jones, Ernest Ranglin and Barbara Hendricks, the pianist travels the world to delight the audience with his vibrant personality, carrier of an original musical.
His spirited conception is one informed by the timeless verities: endless melody-making, effervescent grooves, sophisticated voicings, a romantic spirit, and a consistent predisposition, as Alexander accurately states, “to build up the heat and kick up a storm.”
In the course of any given performance, Alexander applies those aesthetics to repertoire spanning a broad range of jazz and Jamaican musical expression—the American songbook and the blues, gospel and bebop, calypso and reggae. Like his “eternal inspiration,” Erroll Garner, Alexander—cited as the fifth greatest jazz pianist ever in The Fifty Greatest Jazz Piano Players of All Time (Hal Leonard Publishing) and mentioned in Robert Doerschuk’s 88: The Giants of Jazz Piano—gives the hardcore-jazz-obsessed much to dig into while also communicating the message to the squarest “civilian.”
Duration: 75 mins
Availabilities: End of December/ Beginning of 2019
English title Monty Alexander Live at La Seine Musicale
Recording location La Seine Musicale, Paris France
Production Company Les Films de la Découverte
Director Julien Faustino
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