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Ernest Ranglin - 100% match to Monty Alexander

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Reggae Reggae
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 June 1932, Manchester, Jamaica, West Indies. Ranglin had two uncles who played guitar and ukulele, and as a child he would pick up their instruments and try to imitate their playing. He was also influenced by the recordings of Charlie Christian, and by Cecil Hawkins, an unrecorded local guitarist. At the age of 15, Ranglin joined his first group, the Val Bennett band, and Read more

Gene Harris - 80% match to Monty Alexander

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 September 1933, Benton Harbour, Michigan, USA, d. 16 January 2000, Boise, Idaho, USA. A self-taught pianist, Harris extended his playing ability from its original boogie-woogie base while on military service. In the mid-50s he formed the Three Sounds with drummer Bill Dowdy and bass player Andrew Simpkins. The trio played highly popular bluesy mainstream jazz and recorded Read more

Charlie Byrd - 62% match to Monty Alexander

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 September 1925, Chuckatuck, Virginia, USA, d. 2 December 1999, Annapolis, Maryland, USA. Byrd began playing guitar while still a small child and by the start of World War II was already highly proficient. During the war he met and played with Django Reinhardt and soon after the end of the war he became a full-time professional musician. He played in a number of popular da Read more

McCoy Tyner - 62% match to Monty Alexander

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Alfred McCoy Tyner, 11 December 1938, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Beginning in his early teens, Tyner studied piano formally for several years before joining the jazztet led by Benny Golson and Art Farmer in 1959. The following year he joined John Coltrane, with whom he had previously gigged in Philadelphia. He remained with Coltrane until 1965 in what became known as t Read more

Kenny Barron - 58% match to Monty Alexander

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Kenneth Barron, 9 June 1943, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. After studying piano as a child, Barron began playing professionally when still in his early teens. Performing first in R&B bands, he began to concentrate on jazz, and in the late 50s and early 60s played briefly with Philly Joe Jones and Yusef Lateef. From 1961, he was resident in New York, playing with James Read more

Hank Jones - 56% match to Monty Alexander

Genres: Christian & Gospel Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Henry Jones, 31 July 1918, Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA. Eldest of three remarkable brothers in jazz (Thad Jones and Elvin Jones), Hank Jones was raised in Pontiac, Michigan and by the beginning of his teenage years played piano professionally in local bands. In 1944 he went to New York where he joined the Oran ‘ Hot Lips’ Page band. Although Jones had previously b Read more

Oscar Peterson - 51% match to Monty Alexander

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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15 August 1925, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, d. 23 December 2007, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Blessed with an attractive stage personality, this behemoth of mainstream jazz’s fluid technique was influenced by Art Tatum, Errol Garner and, later, George Shearing. After studying trumpet, illness redirected Peterson to the piano. His enthusiasm resulted in endless hours of p Read more

Ray Brown - 51% match to Monty Alexander

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Jazz Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Raymond Matthews Brown, 13 October 1926, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 2 July 2002, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. One of the outstanding bass players in jazz history, Brown’s top-league experience began when, in 1945, at the age of 19, he joined Dizzy Gillespie. Two years later he was leading a trio accompanying Ella Fitzgerald, to whom he was married from 1947-52, an Read more

Ramsey Lewis - 46% match to Monty Alexander

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis, 27 May 1935, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Lewis started playing piano at the age of six. He graduated from school in 1948, after winning both the American Legion Award as an outstanding scholar and a special award for piano services at the Edward Jenner Elementary School. He began his career as an accompanist at the Zion Hill Baptist Church, an experience o Read more

Wynton Kelly - 46% match to Monty Alexander

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 December 1931, Jamaica, West Indies, d. 12 April 1971, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Raised in New York, Kelly first played piano professionally with various R&B bands, where his musical associates included Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis. In the early 50s, he played with Dizzy Gillespie, Dinah Washington and Lester Young. He recorded some fine sessions for Blue Note Recor Read more

Coleman Hawkins - 44% match to Monty Alexander

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Jazz World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Coleman Randolph Hawkins, 21 November 1904, St. Joseph, Missouri, USA, d. 19 May 1969, New York City, New York, USA. Coleman Hawkins (aka ‘Bean’ and ‘Hawk’) is a colossus of the tenor saxophone, and hence of jazz. He was the first to use the instrument as a serious means of expression and continued to be open to new developments for 40 years. Starting pia Read more

Brad Mehldau - 42% match to Monty Alexander

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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23 August 1970, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Mehldau began playing piano at a very early age, taking formal lessons from the age of six. While at Hall High School in Hartford, Connecticut, he played in the school’s popular and noted jazz band. Mehldau attracted attention by winning a competition sponsored by the Berklee College Of Music. Although he studied classical mus Read more

Tommy Flanagan - 42% match to Monty Alexander

Genres: Jazz Jazz
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 March 1930, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 16 November 2001, New York City, New York, USA. Flanagan began playing piano as a child, following a brief flirtation with the clarinet. His professional career began during his teenage while he was still living in his home town, then a thriving centre for bop. He worked with numerous visiting musicians, impressing them with his ecle Read more

Eliane Elias - 41% match to Monty Alexander

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 March 1960, São Paulo, Brazil. Before she reached the age of 21, Elias had attracted considerable attention, not only for her keyboard playing but also as a teacher of jazz music. In the early 80s she moved to New York, joined the Randy Brecker and Michael Brecker jazz rock group, Steps Ahead, with whom she remained until 1984, and thereafter recorded and toured ex Read more

Michel Camilo - 41% match to Monty Alexander

Genres: Jazz Latin
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 April 1954, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Composing his first song at the age of five, Camilo was heavily influenced by Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson and McCoy Tyner, as well as great classical composers for piano, and the Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona. He attended the National Conservatory of the Dominican Republic for 13 years and earned a professorship in music. At 16 Read more


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