Barcelona Meeting
  • Alvin Queen
    Alvin Queen
  • Reggie Johnson
    Reggie Johnson
  • Tete Montoliu
    Tete Montoliu

Tete Montoliu

Barcelona Meeting

Fresh Sound 5000 Series

Personnel:
Tete Montoliu (p), Reggie Johnson (b), Alvin Queen (d)

Reference: FSRCD 5060

Bar code: 8427328650601

All performances on this CD were recorded on May 22, 1988. At the time, Tete Montoliu, Reggie Johnson and Alvin Queen were the dependable rhythm section behind saxophonist Jerome Richardson while he was booked at the old Cova del Drac in Barcelona. The three were in such top form and had such energy and good rapport, that they agreed to do a trio album. With musicians of this caliber, it simply could not go wrong. They were confident, but more so, they were sympathetic to each other’s ideas.

Tete played in a straight-ahead vein. He was rhythmically solid and never overeager, but still managed to get all he had bubbling inside him out there, on the piano, and put it together beautifully without ever foregoing his swinging melodic presence. Alvin generated considerable excitement with his distinctive, powerful driving force, while Reggie provided just the precise pulse to best serve the twists and turns of Tete’s playing. All the music they recorded that day has remained in the Fresh Sound Records archives for over 30 years, and this is the first time that the complete trio session has come to light. Listening to these performances we can easily agree that in addition to his talent, what comes across when Tete plays the piano more than anything else is his genuineness.



01. All The Things You Are (Kern-Hammerstein II) 5:10
02. Have You Met Miss Jones? (Rodgers-Hart) 4:45
03. Salar (Miles Daivs) 7:40
04. Old Folks / All Blues (Robinson-Hill/Miles Davis) 13:10
05. What's New? (Haggart-Burke) 5:04
06. Jo vull que m'acariciis (Tete Montoliu) 7:22
07. Oleo (Sonny Rollins) 10:20
08. I Love You (Cole Porter) 7:32
09. I Can't Get Started (Duke-Gershwin) 6:20

Album details

TETE MONTOLIU TRIO
Tete Montoliu (piano), Reggie Johnson (bass), Alvin Queen (drums).
Recorded at Estudi Gema, Barcelona, May 22, 1988

Recorded and Mixed by Paco Benages
Mastered by Pieter De Wagter
Color photos by Jordi Suñol, B&W photos: X
Graphic design: Rafael Ros
Liner notes by Jordi Pujol

Produced by Jordi Suñol and Jordi Pujol
Executive Producer: Jordi Pujol

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