Steaming Hot

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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Steaming Hot serves as an appropriate title for the repackaging of two of pianist Monty Alexander's albums from 1985 and 1995, Full Steam Ahead and Steamin'. Both are trio sets, the first with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Frank Gant, the latter with bassist Ira Coleman and drummer Dion Parson, and serve as a complementary pair. These nice, spare settings give Alexander plenty of room to showcase his melodic style of straightforward jazz. He's aided by a set list that draws from familiar jazz standards like Miles Davis' "Freddie Freeloader" and Hammerstein & Kern's "Make Believe," but just as often draws from material outside the canon. Imagine, for example, a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
Steaming Hot serves as an appropriate title for the repackaging of two of pianist Monty Alexander's albums from 1985 and 1995, Full Steam Ahead and Steamin'. Both are trio sets, the first with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Frank Gant, the latter with bassist Ira Coleman and drummer Dion Parson, and serve as a complementary pair. These nice, spare settings give Alexander plenty of room to showcase his melodic style of straightforward jazz. He's aided by a set list that draws from familiar jazz standards like Miles Davis' "Freddie Freeloader" and Hammerstein & Kern's "Make Believe," but just as often draws from material outside the canon. Imagine, for example, a mainstream jazz band holding forth on Mick Jagger and Keith Richards' "I Can't Get No Satisfaction" or Bob Marley's "Lively Up Yourself." While these tracks may seem a bit out of left field, they sound -- in the hands of these trios -- like good jazz. These tracks also keep the listener's attention. On Steamin', Alexander also includes two of his own compositions, "Dear Diz" and "Tucker Avenue Stomp." Steaming Hot offers a fine introduction to Alexander's work for Concord during the '80s and '90s, and serves as a fine testament to the durable form of the piano trio.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/24/2004
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431223221
  • Catalog Number: 2232

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Freeloader (5:22)
  2. 2 Once I Loved (6:28)
  3. 3 Ray's Idea (4:21)
  4. 4 Because You're Mine (3:02)
  5. 5 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (2:56)
  6. 6 Happy Talk (6:08)
  7. 7 Estaté (4:42)
  8. 8 Hi-Fly (5:26)
  9. 9 Just Friends (3:37)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Pure Imagination (3:37)
  2. 2 Just a Little Bit (4:33)
  3. 3 Dear Diz (4:59)
  4. 4 3000 Miles Ago (7:35)
  5. 5 Lively up Yourself (5:28)
  6. 6 Make Believe (4:47)
  7. 7 I'll Never Stop Loving You (4:00)
  8. 8 Maybe September (6:17)
  9. 9 Tucker Avenue Stomp (4:20)
  10. 10 Theme From the Pawnbroker (4:35)
  11. 11 Honest I Do (6:39)
  12. 12 When You Go (3:07)
  13. 13 Young at Heart (2:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Monty Alexander Primary Artist, Piano
Ray Brown Bass
Ira Coleman Bass
Frank Gant Drums
Dion Parson Drums
Technical Credits
Jimmy Reed Composer
Percy Faith Composer
Bob Marley Composer
Rosco Gordon Composer
Mick Jagger Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Monty Alexander Composer
Miles Davis Composer
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Allen Farnham Producer
Gil Fuller Composer
Quincy Jones Composer
Randy Weston Composer
Johnny Richards Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Leslie Bricusse Composer
Ray Brown Composer
Sammy Cahn Composer
John Clayton Composer
John Clayton Jr. Composer
Phil Edwards Engineer
Ray Evans Composer
Walter Fuller Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
George Horn Mastering
Carl Jefferson Producer, Executive Producer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Jack Lawrence Composer
Jay Livingston Composer
Anthony Newley Composer
Keith Richards Composer
Alan Varner Engineer
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Gordon Raddue Liner Notes
Fred Bouchard Liner Notes
Ewart Abner Composer
Bruce Burr Cover Photo
Dick Hendler Art Direction
Kent Judkins Art Direction
Bruno Martino Composer
Ray Gilbert Composer
Abbey Anna Art Direction
Carolyn Leigh Composer
John Klenner Composer
Bruno Brighetti Composer
Nicholas Brodszky Composer
David Fischer Cover Photo
Carl E. Jefferson Producer
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