It is always a pleasure to review performances by the Monty Alexander Trio. Monty Alexander is one of the finest jazz pianists performing today, and he is accompanied by outstanding musicians Hassan Shakur on bass and Mark Taylor on drums. This trio perks, boils, cooks, and comes together with memorable and remarkable performances.
There are 11 selections in the IMPRESSIONS IN BLUE collection. Among them are "Blue Rhapsody," "Creole Love Call," "It's Only A Paper Moon," "Body and Soul," and a most interesting performance of "I'm an Old Cowhand."
For those who like the Monty Alexander Trio, this is certainly one of their very finest CD collections to date. Each song is a true showcase for the trio, and the performances are solid and polished.
IMPRESSIONS IN BLUE is a memorable jazz listening experience. Excellent production values. Highly recommended.