Tete Montoliu – Catalonian Folksongs (1977) [2015 Japan]

Artist: Tete Montoliu
Title: Catalonian Folksongs [Japan Timeless Jazz Master]
Year Of Release: 2015 (1977)
Label: Solid Records [CDSOL-6394]
Genre: Jazz, Post Bop, Folk, Piano Solo
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue,log)
Total Time: 37:19
Total Size: 422 MB
213 MB (Scans)

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. A set of folk songs, but handled in a way that isn’t folksy at all – thanks to the lyrical genius of Spanish pianist Tete Montoliu! The music here has sources in older tunes from Catalonia – as you’d guess from the title – but Tete’s handling of the material is all jazz, all the way through – with a rich amount of solo introspection that really moves the tunes past their simple melodies, in ways that are even more expansive than some of the Scandinavian 60s experiments with folk and jazz! The album’s also perhaps one of Montoliu’s best-remembered of the 70s – a date that circulated strongly, thanks to Tete’s incomparable solo performance throughout – very expressive, but never overdone.

01 – Cigales Al Ven
02 – Canco De Matinada
03 – Manuel
04 – Me Embaix Apeu
05 – Una Gitarra
06 – Ruco
07 – Quin Plan Teniu Senor
08 – La Amelia Esta Malalba
09 – Els Segadors
Tete Montoliu – piano







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