Love & Happiness
I once saw Jamaican pianist Monty Alexander play at a small, makeshift jazz festival. He used a large Labatt's Beer box for a bench and his piano was rickety and untuned. No matter--he sounded heavenly.
Thanks to that erudite house of immaculate taste, the Tofu Hut, we can hear some prime Monty.
This is a haunting cover of Al Green's "Love and Happiness" that he did with the great reggae guitarist Ernest Ranglin. I love all his electric-piano stabs of lovely, thick, sweet-and-sour chords.
It's not jazz, it's not soul, it's not reggae, and it's all of them and more.