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Monty Alexander (p), Luke Sellick (cb), Jason Brown (dms)
A true jazz legend with a colossal career, Monty Alexander and his Caribbean-influenced music have left an indelible mark on an entire generation. Having been welcomed to Cully on multiple occasions since the early editions of the festival, he honors us by returning with his trio to premiere "D Day" released in March 2024). With this new album, the pianist not only celebrates his 80th birthday but also commemorates the D-Day landing in Normandy, which occurred on the same day: June 6, 1944. In this ode to heroism and freedom, classic tunes from the Second World War era, such as "Brazil" and "I'll Never Smile Again" by Frank Sinatra, mingle with Monty's original compositions inspired by the conflict and its extraordinary resolution.