Tete Montoliu

Catalonian Nights Vol. 1 (SCS1148)

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1980

Catalonian Nights Vol. 1

Tete Montoliu

Steeplechase

716043114818

LPS 157067

SCS1148

JAZZ

1

LP 15,69 €

• 4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

In 1980, bassist John Heard and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath traveled to Barcelona, Spain to perform and record with the masterful Spanish jazz pianist Tete Montoliu. This live set has fairly long versions of Milt Jackson's basic "D&E," "Ladybird," "Autumn In New York" and "Blue Bossa." Although not an innovator, Montoliu (like Oscar Peterson, whose phenomenal technique he approached) was a master of the modern mainstream and of chordal improvisation. He digs into these songs and comes up with consistently fresh and swinging ideas.

PERSONNEL:

  • JOHN HEARD, bass
  • TETE MONTOLIU, piano
  • ALBERT "TOOTIE" HEATH, drums

Recorded May 30, 1980.

TRACKS:

  • A1.D & E
  • A2. Ladybird
  • B1. Autumn In New York
  • B2. Blue Bossa
  • B3. Theme