A Tot Jazz! Complete Concentric Recordings (Digipack)
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Tete Montoliu

A Tot Jazz! Complete Concentric Recordings (Digipack)

Fresh Sound Records

Tete Montoliu (p), Eric Peter (b), Billy Brooks (d)

Reference: FSRCD 448

Bar code: 8427328604482

Late in the summer of 1965, the excellent performances of Tete Montolius trio at the club Jamboree in Barcelona had surpassed even the wildest expectations. The pianist, along with Eric Peter and Billy Brooks were at their creative best, so much so that, by fall, they recorded for the newly-formed label Concèntric. The immediate results were an album that went by the name 'A tot Jazz' the first jazz 12-inch LP to be produced in its entirety by a Spanish label and an EP single.

A year later, Concèntric released the second volume of 'A tot Jazz' using the remaining material from that recording session. You will find here, for the first time on a single CD, these two essential albums in the pianists extensive discography. Let's enjoy, once again, the fantastic performances of this legendary trio led by Tete Montoliu.

—Jordi Pujol

01. Stella By Starlight (Young-Washington) 9:14
02. I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry (Styne-Cahn) 6:11
03. Scandia Sky (Kenny Dorham) 4:40
04. Fly Me To The Moon (Bart Howard) 8:12
05. Lament (J.J. Johnson) 5:14
06. Au Privave (Charlie Parker) 6:24
07. Chim Chim Cheree (Sherman-Sherman) 5:47
08. Polka Dots And Moonbeams (Burke-Van Heusen) 4:09
09. Secret Love (Fain-Mercer) 7:09
10. Salt Peanuts (Clarke-Gillespie) 3:14
11. Israel (Johnny Carisi) 4:35
12. Sometime Ago (Mihailovitch) 5:38
13. Come Rain Or Come Shine (Arlen-Mercer) 5:16
14. Have You Met Miss Jones? (Rodgers-Hart) 3:06

Album details

Tete Montoliu (piano), Eric Peter (bass), Billy Brooks (drums).
Recorded at Sonotón Estudio, Barcelona, Autumn 1965

Sound engineer: Francesc Batlle
Photographies: Oriol Maspons
New liner notes by Jordi Pujol

This CD release produced by Jordi Pujol
© 2007 by Fresh Sound Records

Stereo · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas, S.L.

Press reviews

"Tete Montoliu's abilities as a pianist are overlooked by many jazz fans because few of his recordings were readily available outside of Europe during his lifetime, though they are generally all worth hearing. This trio date with bassist Eric Peter and Peer Wyboris, two of his most frequent sidemen, was recorded in 1965 for the Spanish label Concentric and subsequently reissued on CD by Fresh Sound in 1993. His unusual approach to "Stella By Starlight" has many faces, including slow ballad, uptempo bop, and funky blues. Kenny Dorham's "Scandia Skies" is a spirited waltz that is gradually transformed into a showcase for Montoliu's formidable technique. He is at his most lyrical in his interpretation of J.J. Johnson's "Lament," while Charlie Parker's "Au Privave" showcases the artist at his most playful. Recommended."

Ken Dryden (All Music Guide)


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