Friday, February 12, 2010

Tete Montoliu Trio - Tête à Tete (1976)



Tete Montoliu's fourth LP for SteepleChase is primarily a fun-filled trio date with bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath, frequent collaborators with the blind pianist. The influence of Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson is evident in his rollicking take of "What's New?", "We'll be Together Again" follows with some tour de force solo features for the great pianist and finally the 20-minute "Catalan Suite", a medley of five traditional folk songs from Montoliu's homeland, giving ample space to the trio to stretch out; it's a shame one can't hear the words that accompany these joyous melodies. This is essential listening for fans of this late genius of contemporary jazz piano. ”


Track Listing
A1 What's New (Haggart - Burke) 11:08
A2 We'll Be Together Again (Fischer-Lane) 09:10
B1 Catalan Suite (T. Montoliu) 20:01

Personnel:
Tete Montoliu (p)
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (b)
Albert 'Tootie' Heath (d)

Date: February 16, 1976
Location: Weesp, Netherlands

(marvelous sounding) SteepleChase SCS-1054 24bit-96khz LP rip

9 comments:

mel said...

Thank you very much.

sudzy said...

hey thanks from acaciatree

d3lta said...

hey accacia

Anonymous said...

This is a FABULOUS album; I've always loved Tete Montoliu's stuff and the sound quality on this is simply gorgeous from the first note onward. By the way, the previous album, the Dexter Gordon is a gem as well, I remember first buying it on vinyl lo these many years ...

Thank you, thank you, thank you ...

Davide Davidos

d3lta said...

@Davide, you are most welcome, the venerable SteepleChase label never fails to deliver sonic or content-wise, may they prosper...

Scoredaddy said...

fantastic sound. thanks for this rip done with tender love and care

d3lta said...

@Scoredaddy, you're very kind, thank you...

uri said...

Hi There

Many thanks for the post.
One of the best Tete's albums.
Haven't heard it for decays but
it sound now as good as it did
30 years ago.

Uri.

Toni said...

I discover this great album some time ago but i lost all my data in the HD :(

This rip sounds incredible compared with the CD...

Any chance to get it now??? thanks!