I am elated “Monty Alexander’s Harlem-Kingston Express Live! @ Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola” on Motema Music has been nominated for a Grammy as the Best Reggae Album. I co-produced the album with Jana Herzon and Katherine Miller.
It is especially meaningful to me that on the February 13th morning that I personally delivered one of Katherine’s first mixes of this classic live recording to Monty’s midtown Manhattan home, I almost did not make it home myself to the Bronx because my car was slammed by an out-of-control SUV driver who put me in the hospital with a broken shin and collar bones. For a little while, I wasn’t sure I would be able to continue working on it, but, I was so blessed that Jana and Katherine came to see me in the hospital and we were able to sequence the record and it was released in June.
This record so eloquently meshes reggae and jazz and it a testament to Monty’s innate abilities. If you are a voting member of NARAS, please vote for Monty Alexander in Category 48.
Oh and click on the record cover to listen to sound bites.