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Album Review

This 1971 studio date features Tete Montoliu alone at the piano; the pianist is in great form throughout the date. The most familiar songs include an intricate hard bop rendition of "Here's That Rainy Day," a formidable interpretation of John Lewis' "Django," and a poignant arrangement of the often overly sentimental "Autumn in New York." There are four Montoliu originals: the up-tempo, somewhat daredevil "Gentofte 4349," the mesmerizing but difficult to follow "Apartment 512," the lovely "Ballad for Line," and the playful "Little Camila." This is a rewarding CD which will very likely be difficult to locate.


Born: 28 March 1933 in Barcelona, Spain

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

An outstanding veteran pianist from Spain, Tete Montoliu was 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. Tete Montoliu's visits to the U.S. were very...
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Songs for Love, Tete Montoliú
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  • 9,99 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Hard Bop, Rock
  • Released: Sep 1974

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