Spy Review: Monty Alexander Jazz Festival’s Allan Harris on “Nat King Cole at 100”
by Steve Parks
From The Spy:
Had he lived another 55 years, Nat King Cole would be a centenarian today. The Monty Alexander Jazz Festival, observing its 10th anniversary this Labor Day weekend in Easton, paid opening-night tribute to one of the greatest jazz pianists and vocalists of 20th-century America. It’s hard to imagine, after his performance Friday night at the Avalon, that anyone other than Allan Harris and his piano, bass and percussion trio could have paid “King” greater honor.
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