Monty Meets Sly and Robbie

COMPOSERS: Monty Alexander
LABELS: Telarc Jazz
PERFORMER: Monty Alexander (p), Sly Dunbar (d), Robbie Shakespeare (b), Handel Tucker (ky), Desmond Jones (d)
CATALOGUE NO: CD-83494

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It had to happen: the Jamaican pianist’s hugely popular jazz-reggae gets the Sly & Robbie treatment. The endorsement of these heavyweight human metronomes is probably intended to lend ‘roots’ cred, but Alexander is much more interesting with his own sidemen. GB