New Year's Morning '89
  • Peter King
    Peter King
  • Gerard Presencer
    Gerard Presencer
  • Tete Montoliu
    Tete Montoliu

Tete Montoliu & Peter King

New Year's Morning '89

Fresh Sound 5000 Series

Tete Montoliu (p), Peter King (as), Gerard Presencer (tp), Horacio Fumero (b), Peer Wyboris (d)

Reference: FSRCD 5052

Bar code: 8427328650526

Over the years, “Cova del Drac” in Barcelona was the scene of memorable concerts by some of the best jazz players who visited the city. The one that took place in the early morning of January 1, 1989 was especially remarkable. During the Christmas holidays, 17-year-old trumpeter Gerard Presencer had joined the Tete Montoliu Trio in concerts all over Barcelona. In the meanwhile, Peter King had flown in on December 29 to fulfill Tete's long-standing wish to perform with the kinetic English alto player. An inspired and totally spontaneous decision brought the two horn players together (for the first time!) and with Tete's magnificent trio, a dynamic quintet coalesced the night of the 31st.

Gerard had always been a huge fan of Peter King, and the good rapport between Gerard and Tete was obvious, so the circumstances seemed perfect. Everyone gave their best, showing an explosive collective spirit, with passionate performances and meaningful jazz improvisation in this splendid free-blowing date in the bebop mold.

—Jordi Pujol

01. Bag’s Groove (Milt Jackson) 7:58
02. Four (Miles Davis) 8:32
03. ‘Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) 11:13
04. Oleo (Sonny Rollins) 5:48
05. Weaver of Dreams (Victor Young) 9:26
06. Stella By Starlight (Young-Washington) 10:22
07. Lover Man (Sherman-Davis-Ramirez) 6:59
08. Autumn Leaves (Kosma-Prevert-Mercer) 7:17
09. Tete's Closing Blues (Tete Montoliu) 2:53

Album details

Originally issued in 1989 on a double LP, as FSR-117

Tete Montoliu (piano), Peter King (alto sax), Gerard Presencer (trumpet), Horacio Fumero (bass), Peer Wyboris (drums).
Recorded live at “Cova del Drac,” Barcelona, in the early hours of January 1st, 1989

Recording engineer: Jordi Vidal
Photos: Mike Baillie
Cover design: Carlos Rolando

Produced by Mike Baillie and Jordi Pujol
Executive Producer: Jordi Pujol

Stereo · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L.
This CD set is dedicated to the memory of Mike Baillie

10,95 €  (tax incl.)

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