Monty Alexander - Yard Movement


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HMV Record Shop

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Jazz

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AHMVR 7909
EAN: 4988031449295
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Since co-starring on Rass (MPS label) with Ernest Langlin, the world's best guitarist who has been involved in the birth and development of ska, rocksteady and reggae since the 1950s and has contributed to the fusion of jazz and reggae, Kingston, Jamaica-born jazz pianist Monty Alexander played a huge role in defining what's come to be called "jazz reggae."

This is the album that launched the Island Jazz imprint. Essentially smooth bop laid in over heavy reggae basslines, the tracks on Yard Movement (recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland in 1995) work surprisingly well, grooving and shifting directions with a deceptive ease, and Ranglin's bright, bubbly guitar is a continual delight throughout, says AllMusic.

Essentially smooth bop laid in over heavy reggae basslines, the tracks on Yard Movement (recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland in 1995) work surprisingly well, grooving and shifting directions with a deceptive ease, and Ranglin's bright, bubbly guitar is a continual delight throughout.

The opener is the grandstand track here, a 12-minute-plus version of the Exodus movie theme that gradually transforms into a magnificent run-through of Bob Marley's "Exodus." Cuts such as "Moonlight City," "Strawberry Hill," and "Sneaky Steppers" have their own charm. Fans of hardcore roots reggae may find what Alexander and Ranglin are doing here a little too refined and smooth, but from a jazz perspective, these cuts exhibit an edgy punch that points toward a refreshing synthesis.



Side A
1. Medley: Exodus -
1st Movement - Theme From The Movie "Exodus"
2nd Movement - Movement Of Jah People
2. Regulator
3. Crying

Side B
1. Moonlight City
2. Love Notes
3. Sneaky Steppers

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That would be "Ernest Ranglin"

posted on 03/09/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: Typo
Correction to the spelling mistake. Ernest Ranglin is the legendary guitarist referred to.


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