2020 - etc.
THROUGH THE DECADES
ORDER of JAMAICA
"MONTY GONE VOCAL"!
August 6, 2022
The Jamaica Government conferred on Monty Alexander the national honor of the Order of Jamaica for "Sterling Contributions to the Promotions of Jamaican Music and the Jazz Genre Interpretations Globally".
He is now:
The Honorable Monty Alexander, O.J., C.D.
The Album LOVE NOTES was released on August 19, 2022
MONTY'S FIRST ALL VOCAL ALBUM!!!!
“Love Notes,” The New Album From Pianist Extraordinaire Monty Alexander, Is An Ode To All Things Romantic and the First Project By the Jamaican-born Musician to Feature His Vocals
Guest Artists Include George Benson, the Late Roy Hargrove, Ramsey Lewis, Joe Sample, Arturo Sandoval and More
New York, New York. “Love Notes,” a brand-new album of eleven tracks with vocals and piano by Monty Alexander, is set for release August 19th, 2022. The collection represents the culmination of Monty’s decades’ long desire to record a vocal album after releasing 75 piano projects over the course of his illustrious, critically-acclaimed career. Said Monty, “My desire was emboldened ever since one of our great Jazz vocalists, Carmen McRae, heard me sing a tune at the end of a concert and told me “Don’t stop singing!”, admonishing me like a loving aunt would. That was back in the 1970’s so it took me fifty years, and a century later, but I am glad to finally introduce Monty the vocalist, and this collection of love songs.”