Spanish Treasure

A Spanish Treasure

by Tete Montoliu Trio
     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/20/1992
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0013431449324
catalogNumber:
4493

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tete Montoliu Trio   Primary Artist
Tete Montoliu   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
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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