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Tete Montoliu

Vicente Montoliu Massana, was born in Barcelona Spain in 1933.The son of a Barcelona symphony woodwinds player, he was born sightless. 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 1955, and in 1956 he recorded with the band

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Javier Colina - Chano Domínguez: Chano & Colina

Read "Chano & Colina" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Sia Chano Domínguez che Javier Colina hanno dimostrato d'amare i confronti in duo. Ricordiamo i quelli recenti del primo con Stefano Bollani e con Paolo Fresu, più quelli passati col chitarrista Niño Josele (Chano & Josele), col pianista Federico Lechner e con la flautista Hadar Noirberg. Di Javier Colina ricordiamo i duo con i pianisti Tete ...

Anthony and Me

Read "Anthony and Me" reviewed by Dom Minasi

When I was asked to write a column for All About Jazz, my question was what should I write about? I was told anything that was music-oriented.I decided that being a professional musician for more than fifty years, I could write about the things I care about, know about, have strong opinions about based ...

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Tete Montoliu Trio - If I Should Lose You

Featuring the music of Tete Montoliu
Duration: 9:11

Tete Montoliu: Piano; Herbie Lewis: Double Bass; Billy Higgins: Drums - Recorded Live in Germany 1990.
ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz Club

Read "Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz Club" reviewed by Sascha Feinstein

This article appears in the preface of Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz Club by Kathy Sloane (Indiana Univ. Press, 2011). The Keystone Legacy I enjoy imagining jazz clubs as I listen to live recordings, and if those sessions took place at venues I've known, I find it downright difficult not to ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Ximo Tebar: Merging Sounds Into a Jazz Style

Read "Ximo Tebar: Merging Sounds Into a Jazz Style" reviewed by Josep Pedro

Musician, producer and director of his own music school, Ximo Tebar stands out as the main jazz figure in Valencia, Spain. His music and talent, however, have also given him an international stature as an excellent guitarist and composer. His frequent collaborations with some of the finest musicians in the jazz scene, the stylistic variety of ...

ARTICLE: UNSUNG HEROES

Roland Hanna, Tete Montoliu, and Andre Previn

Read "Roland Hanna, Tete Montoliu, and Andre Previn" reviewed by Sean Dietrich

Throughout the line of musical history, certain pianists have changed the way audiences hear music. Musicians who dare to peek above a sea of bobbing heads, and create something unique. These specially cursed individuals have looked within themselves, and somehow added flesh to fantasy.While there are scores of brilliant pianists from years gone by, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Agustí Fernández: saber escuchar

Read "Agustí Fernández: saber escuchar" reviewed by Guillem Vidal

Agustí Fernández (Palma de Mallorca, 1954) comparece puntualmente a su cita con All About Jazz en una mesa del bar del Auditori de Barcelona contigua a la que ocupa en ese momento Horacio Fumero, el contrabajista de Tete Montoliu. Estamos entre el edificio donde el pianista imparte clases de improvisación en jazz y música contemporánea ("el ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Joan A. Cararach: el 'maestro' de Barcelona

Read "Joan A. Cararach: el 'maestro' de Barcelona" reviewed by Joao Moreira dos Santos

Fundado por Joan Roselló en 1966, el Festival de Jazz de Barcelona ha ido renovándose y evolucionando con múltiples avatares desde entonces, pero la edición de este año es verdaderamente especial. No sólo desafía la crisis económica, presentando más conciertos que nunca (60 en casi dos meses), sino que además, por primera vez, se clausura en ...

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Lament

Featuring the music of Tete Montoliu
Duration: 8:17

The Tete Montoliu Trio in a concert recorded for German TV in 1990. Tete Montoliu - Piano Herbie Lewis - Double Bass Billy Higgins - Drums

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