Close Enough Shelly Rudolph. Imaginary Lines Ryan Cohan. Inuendo Lars Emil Riis. Dexter's Laboratory Gregory Dudzienski. All About Jazz needs your support Donate. Get more of a good thing Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar. Sign in Sign up Email address. Password Reset your password Click the eye to show your password. First name and Last name. When he was seven, there were two events that shaped his life: he learned to read music in Braille and he heard recordings by Duke Ellington.
Montoliu studied classical piano at the Barcelona Conservatory, and was known as a local piano sensation. His early interest in jazz was further stimulated when the great saxophonist Don Byas lived for a time in the Montoliu home. By age 17, Montoliu was leading jam sessions at a Barcelona theater. He made his international debut when he was invited on a European tour by Lionel Hampton in , and in he recorded with the band.
The possessor of astonishing technique, Montoliu exhibited warmth, deep feeling, and humor in his playing. By the early 's, he was recognized as one of Europe's top jazz musicians. Upon his return to Spain he began to perform and record prolifically mainly for the Steeplechase label. He garnered quite a reputation as a reliable jazz virtuoso, and his services were repeatedly called upon by visiting American jazzmen. He recorded abundantly alone and with trios, almost always for European companies.
He created a prodigious body of work and amassed an impressive catalog of close to sixty records as a leader alone. He was also featured pianist on hundreds of European dates with scores of musicians.
Montoliu was also quite comfortable covering classic Spanish boleros, the songs of Jobim, and exploring Brazilian and Cuban inspired rhythms, where he accompanied various female vocalists in these diverse genres.
The album was released a few years after his death, which was Tete Montoliu personified the atypical jazz pianist, being from a diverse culture, he was capable to not only express musically his own heritage, but became proficient in playing his individual interpretations of American jazz in its swing to bop variations. Source: James Nadal. Instrument: Piano. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Born March 28, in Barcelona, Spain.
Died August 24, in Barcelona, Spain. Genre Jazz. A Tot Jazz, Vol. A Tot Jazz. Fresh Sound. Piano for Nuria. Universal Distribution. Lliure Jazz. Lljure Jazz. Lush Life. That's All. Body and Soul [Black Lion]. Black Lion. It's About Blues Time.
Recordando a Line. Paraules d'amor. Words of Love is a solo album by pianist Tete Montoliu recorded in and released on the Danish label, SteepleChase in and as a CD with additional tracks in Music for Perla is a solo album by pianist Tete Montoliu recorded in and released on the Danish label, SteepleChase. Lush Life is a solo album by pianist Tete Montoliu recorded in and released on the Danish label, SteepleChase in That's All is a solo album by pianist Tete Montoliu recorded in and released on the Danish label, SteepleChase in Blues for Myself is an album by pianist Tete Montoliu recorded in and originally released on the Spanish label, Ensayo.
Catalonian Fire is an album by pianist Tete Montoliu's trio recorded in and released on the Danish label, SteepleChase. Temas Latinoamericanos Temas Latinoamericanos released. Vampyria Vampyria released.Title: Tete Montoliu - Lunch In L.A () Retail CD Part: Front Dimensions: x px Size: KB Downloads: 6 (0 today) Uploaded.