‘Monty Alexander Meets Sly & Robbie’


Jamaican pianist Monty Alexander has been playing his own brand of laid-back Caribbean and reggae–jazz fusion for half a century. Drummer Sly Dunbar and bassist Robbie Shakespeare, meanwhile, have been the world’s greatest reggae rhythm section since the mid-’70s. Judging from a recent video, something truly remarkable happens when the former’s blithe syncopations combine with the latter’s taut rhythmic spring.

Wed., Feb. 29, 8 & 10 p.m.; Thu., March 1, 8 & 10 p.m.; Fri., March 2, 8 & 10 p.m., 2012