Tete Montoliu

Catalonian Fire (SCCD31017)

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1974

Catalonian Fire

Tete Montoliu

Steeplechase

716043101726

SLC 49712

SCCD31017

JAZZ

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Catalonian Fire

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PERSONNEL:

TETE MONTOLIU, piano
NIELS-HENNING ORSTED PEDERSEN, b ass
ALBERT TOOTIE HEATH, drums
Copenhagen, May 26, 1974.

TRACKS:

01. Sweet Georgie Fame
02. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
03. Blues For Perla
04. Falling In Love With Love
05. Old Folks
06. Au Privave
07. Body And Soul

Tete Montoliu (1933-1997) was an outstanding veteran pianist from Spain. Born blind, he learned to read music in Braille when he was seven and developed impressive technique on piano. He recorded with Lionel Hampton in 1956, had his first session as a leader in 1958, and played with the touring Roland Kirk in 1963. Through the years, he also worked with such visiting Americans as Kenny Dorham, Dexter Gordon, Ben Webster, Lucky Thompson, and even Anthony Braxton. Some of Tete Montoliu's most important recordings were done for the Danish SteepleChase label, but he also cut one date for Contemporary (1979) and recorded for Enja and Soul Note.