AOTY Audience Award
Album of the Year 2021

Love You Madly: Live at Bubba’s [Download & Vinyl Bundle]

Duffy Jackson, Monty Alexander, Paul Berner, Robert Thomas Jr.

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Love You Madly: Live at Bubba's [Double Album]

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The sample tracks below are generated from the digital version of this album. The songs included on the LP are as shown on the image of the back sleeve above.


2021 NativeDSD Album of the Year Winner – Audience Award & Jazz Piano Award

Love You Madly: Live at Bubba’s is a 13-track, 92-minute Double Album featuring Jazz pianist Monty Alexander. Accompanying Alexander on this spirited live date are bassist Paul Berner (Lionel Hampton Orchestra), drummer Duffy Jackson (Milt Jackson, Benny Carter), and percussionist Robert Thomas, Jr. (Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, Carlos Santana). It has been converted from the Original Analog Master Tape to DSD and DXD by 2xHD Mastering in partnership with Resonance Records.

Drawn from Alexander’s personal collection, the vigorous, imaginative performances on Love You Madly were recorded at the titular Fort Lauderdale, Florida nightclub on August 6, 1982. The recording engineer was the late Mack Emerman, legendary founder of Miami’s Criteria Recording Studios, the state-of-the-art facility where the Bee Gees, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers Band, and Aretha Franklin, among many others, had cut some of their biggest hits.

The Kingston, Jamaica-born keyboardist had lived in Miami since his family moved there in 1961, and had known Emerman, a Jazz buff who had played trumpet in his alma mater Duke University’s big band, for many years.

Alexander recalls in a new interview with Resonance Records co-president and Jazz Detective Zev Feldman, “Mack just had this idea, ‘Hey, can I come and record you? I’ll bring the truck.’ He already had a remote truck [unit]. So, he brought the truck and he put the mic on the bass and the drums, and the whole thing, and, son of a gun, this tape, which he gave to me, was all a gift.”

In his overview essay, Jazz historian Willard Jenkins says of the resultant recording, “For this date at Bubba’s, Monty Alexander drew up neatly balanced set lists that touched upon several facets of his expansive bag, including standards, ballads, blues, island perspectives and southern exposures ranging as far south as Brazil. Love You Madly provides a wonderful survey of the leader’s gifts and his enormous rhythmic palette on the wings of his consummate piano artistry.”

Hearing this album, you’ll agree with pianist Christian Sands who says: “Listening to Monty is like eating a great meal made by a master chef. He musically cooks with the grits and gravy of the blues, adds the smokiness of NYC swing, all while simmering in the rich island flavors of his Jamaican roots. He satisfies all of the senses and leaves you wanting to hear more.”

Monty Alexander – Piano
Paul Berner – Bass
Duffy Jackson – Drums
Robert Thomas Jr. – Percussion

Tracklist

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1.
Arthur's Theme
07:43
2.
Love you Madly
08:06
3.
Samba de Orfeu
06:18
4.
Sweet Lady
05:47
5.
Eleuthra
09:25
6.
Reggae Later
07:43
7.
Blues for Edith
06:38
8.
Fungii Mama
10:30
9.
Consider
06:00
10.
Montevideo
06:57
11.
Body and Soul
07:18
12.
Swampfire
03:54
13.
Skj
05:28

Total time: 01:31:47

Additional information

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2XHDRE1187

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Mastering Engineer

2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme

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Original Recording Format

Producer

George Klabin and Zev Feldman

Recording Engineer

Mark Emerman

Recording Location

Bubba's Jazz Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (August 6, 1982)

Recording Type & Bit Rate

Analog

Release DateJuly 5, 2024

Love You Madly: Live at Bubba's [Double Album]

Label

SKU

2XHDRE1187

Qualities

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Channels

Artists

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Genres

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Mastering Engineer

2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme

Instruments

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Original Recording Format

Producer

George Klabin and Zev Feldman

Recording Engineer

Mark Emerman

Recording Location

Bubba's Jazz Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (August 6, 1982)

Recording Type & Bit Rate

Analog

Release DateDecember 4, 2020

Love You Madly: Live at Bubba's [Deluxe 200g Double Vinyl]

Label

SKU

2XHDREV1187

Qualities

Channels

Artists

, , ,

Genres

,

Mastering Engineer

2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme

Instruments

, , ,

Original Recording Format

Producer

George Klabin and Zev Feldman

Recording Engineer

Mark Emerman

Recording Location

Bubba's Jazz Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (August 6, 1982)

Recording Type & Bit Rate

Analog

Release DateJuly 5, 2024

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