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Music Is Like Your Heartbeat – An Interview With Monty Alexander

In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation as one of the world’s leading jazz musicians. On top of an impressive solo career (70+ releases), Monty Alexander has also played with just about everybody—from Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Rollins to Ernest Ranglin, Sly and Robbie and many of the ska originators.

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The Catch A Fire Project – Gary Crosby Of Jazz Jamaica Talks

With Jazz Jamaica he preceded the current wave of Big band ska projects by some fifteen years. Now Gary Crosby has taken this a step further and created an even bigger version of the band to recreate Bob Marley’s Catch A Fire album as Jazz Jamaica Allstars, a 31-piece orchestra which is augmented by different choirs at their live concerts.