Monty Alexander Love You Madly: Live At Bubba's (CD)
Release Date: December 4, 2020
Previously unissued recording of the Jamaican jazz piano icon captured live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at Bubba’s Jazz Restaurant on August 6, 1982. Recorded by legendary engineer Mack Emerman, who founded Criteria Recording Studios (Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Eric Clapton), features bassist Paul Berner (Lionel Hampton Orchestra), drummer Duffy Jackson (Milt Jackson, Benny Carter) and percussionist Robert Thomas, Jr. (Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, Carlos Santana). The deluxe 2CD set includes an extensive booklet with photos by Jan Persson, Raymond Ross and Brian McMillen; essays by writer Willard Jenkins, pianist Benny Green, and producer George Klabin; plus interviews with NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron and others.