A Spanish Treasure

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Tete Montoliu has long been one of the most talented pianists in jazz but, because he lives in Spain, he tends to be overlooked. A fine bop-based stylist, Montoliu generally offers few surprises to listeners but always swings. This CD is a typical outing for the pianist, featuring ten jazz standards, fine backup work by bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Akira Tana, and enjoyable improvisations from the virtuosic leader. Most of the performances are fairly concise, falling into the three- to seven-minute range except for a lengthy exploration of "What's New." Highlights include creative versions of the rarely played "Israel and "Tricotism," "Like Someone in Love" which is taken...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Tete Montoliu has long been one of the most talented pianists in jazz but, because he lives in Spain, he tends to be overlooked. A fine bop-based stylist, Montoliu generally offers few surprises to listeners but always swings. This CD is a typical outing for the pianist, featuring ten jazz standards, fine backup work by bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Akira Tana, and enjoyable improvisations from the virtuosic leader. Most of the performances are fairly concise, falling into the three- to seven-minute range except for a lengthy exploration of "What's New." Highlights include creative versions of the rarely played "Israel and "Tricotism," "Like Someone in Love" which is taken as a jazz waltz and a treatment of "All of You" that finds the 58-year old Montoliu sounding a bit like Chick Corea.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/11/1993
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431049340
  • Catalog Number: 493

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Israel - Tete Montoliu (5:15)
  2. 2 Don't Blame Me - Tete Montoliu (7:26)
  3. 3 Tricrotism - Tete Montoliu (4:28)
  4. 4 Mysterioso - Tete Montoliu (4:06)
  5. 5 Our Delight - Tete Montoliu (3:50)
  6. 6 Like Someone in Love - Tete Montoliu (6:12)
  7. 7 The Way You Look Tonight - Tete Montoliu (6:35)
  8. 8 All of You - Tete Montoliu (5:52)
  9. 9 What's New? - Tete Montoliu (10:29)
  10. 10 All Blues - Tete Montoliu (5:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tete Montoliu Trio Primary Artist
Tete Montoliu Indexed Contributor, Piano, Track Performer
Rufus Reid Bass
Akira Tana Drums
Technical Credits
Tadd Dameron Composer
Miles Davis Composer
Leonard Feather Liner Notes
Oscar Pettiford Composer
Rufus Reid Contributor
Wally Buck Remixing
Johnny Carisi Composer
George Horn Mastering
Carl Jefferson Producer, Executive Producer
Thelonious Monk Composer
David Raksin Composer
Mark Slagle Contributor
Akira Tana Producer, Contributor
Yoichi Namekata Engineer
Sandi Young Art Direction
F. Wess Composer
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