Asteriscs with Tete Montoliu (FSR 1650 CD)

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1968

Asteriscs with Tete Montoliu

Fresh Sound Records

8427328616508

ABS 124521

FSR 1650 CD

JAZZ

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Asteriscs with Tete Montoliu

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RICARD RODA, alto sax
FRANCESCO BURRULL, vibes
TETE MONTOLIU, piano
EDUARDO GARCIA, bas
RAMON FARRAN, drums

Barcelona, Spain, November, 1958

TRACKS:

01. Asteriscs
02. Stella by Starlight
03. On Green Dolphin Street
04. Kelly Blues
05. Theme for Ernie
06. C.T.A

Ricard Roda was an excellent altoist who shone playing in Barcelona's jazz scene during the late 50s and 60s. This CD gathers the few jazz recordings he did back then. Together with Tete Montoliu*, Roda became a guide for a whole generation of jazzmen, and his contributions were fundamental to the evolution of jazz, not only in Catalonia, but also in Spain. He joined the history of jazz in 1948 when he was 17, and the only thing that managed to separate him from his instrument, his music and his pupils was illness.

The quartet featured on this CD includes Ricard Roda on alto and flute, Ricard Miralles on piano, Enric Ponsa on double-bass, and Josep Tudur on drums. They played together at the club Jamboree, and their skill is proof that the modern jazz to be heard in Barcelona over 40 years ago was on par with anything found elsewhere in Europe in places with a more recognized jazz history.

Ricard Roda left us on November 18, 2010. May this CD serve as a modest homage to his memory.

(*) This set also includes three rare bonus tracks by "Tete Montoliu y su Cuarteto" featuring Roda.