In Tokyo

COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Pablo
WORKS: In Tokyo
PERFORMER: Monty Alexander
CATALOGUE NO: OJCD 1098-2

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For a more aggressive two-handed keyboard philosophy, it’s hard to resist Monty Alexander’s joyous, uplifting temperament and total inability not to swing, no matter what the tempo may be.

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The 1979 trio release Monty Alexander in Tokyo is fleshed out by three previously unreleased tracks (including a blistering spin through John Coltrane’s ‘Impressions’), and comes closer than many of his more recent offerings to justifying his candidacy as Oscar Peterson’s heir apparent.