Anthony Braxton – What’s New In The Tradition (SCCD 37003/4)

1. Marshmallow (Warne Marsh)2. Goodbye pork pie hat (Charles Mingus)3. Just friends (Klenner/Lewis)4. Ornithology (Charlie Parker)5. Lush life (Billy Strayhorn)6. Trane's blues (John Coltrane)1. What's new (Haggart/Burke)2. Duet (Anthony Braxton)3. Body and soul (Johnny Green)4. Marshmallow (Warne Marsh)5. Donna Lee (Charlie Parker)6. My funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers)7. Half Nelson (Miles Davis) UPC/EAN: 716043700325 … Continue reading

Kenny Dorham – Scandia Story (SCCD 37047/48)

1. Short story (Kenny Dorham)2. Bye bye blackbird (Dixon/Henderson)3. Manha de carnival (Luiz Bonfa)4. The touch of your lips (Ray Noble)5. My funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers)1. Solar (Miles Davis)2. Woody 'n' you (Dizzy Gillespie)3. Scandia skies (Kenny Dorham)4. Manha de carnival (Luiz Bonfa)5. It could happen to you (Jimmy Van Heusen) UPC/EAN: 716043704729 … Continue reading

Tete Montoliu – Catalonian Nights, Vol. 3 (SCCD 31433)

SCCD 31433 Catalonian Nights Vol. 3 / Tete Montoliu Trio Spanish master on keyboard Tete Montoliu passed away at age 64 on August 24, 1997 in Barcelona. In this celebrated series of live recordings from Zeleste, earlier volumes (SCCD 31148 and 31241) were enthused by the critics and audience alike. Here’s the last release from the same recordings which “ capture <Tete> at the peak of his powers, in inspirational company and among a warmly sympathetic audience…. Thanks to tracks like these we can continue to celebrate his diamond bright lines of compelling logic and vivid beauty .” (Mark Gardner) 1. Easy living (Rubin/Rainger)2. There Is no greater love (Symes-Jones)3. … Continue reading

Tete Montoliu – Super Solos (SCCD 37043/44)

1. You go to my head (Coots/Gillespie)2. When I fall in love (Victor Young)3. Round about midnight (Thelonious Monk)4. A child is born (Thad Jones)5. Giant steps (John Coltrane)6. Imagination (Jimmy Van Heusen)7. That's all (Brandt/Haymes)8. Solar (Miles Davis)1. Airegin (Sonny Rollins)2. You don't know what love is (DePaul/Raye)3. Yesterdays (Jerome Kern)4. Lush life (Billy Strayhorn)5. Margareta (Perry Robinson)6. Dia involvidabli (Tete Montoliu)7. Margareta (Perry Robinson)8. Willow weep for me (Ann Ronell)9. Imagination (Jimmy Van Heusen) UPC/EAN: 716043704323 … Continue reading

Tete Montoliu – Boston Concert, Vol. 2 (SCCD 31153)

SCCD 31153 Boston Concert, vol. 2 / Tete Montoliu Here’s at last the long-waited CD issue of the legendary live recording of the first ever concert hall appearance of Tete Montoliu in USA! What 700 Bostonian and Tete Montoliu, one of the world’s most talented pianists shared on the night of March 17, 1980 is a pure magic. “… No one was prepared for the excitement and electricity that filled the hall that night …He was inspired to play at the top of his form, and he repaid the kindness of his audience with a recital of masterful beauty …” (Steve Elman, WBUR-FM) 1. Airegin (Sonny Rollins)2. Lush life (Billy … Continue reading

Tete Montoliu – Boston Concert, Vol. 1 (SCCD 31152)

SCCD 31152 Boston Concert, Vol. 1 / Tete Montoliu Here’s at last the long-waited CD issue of the legendary live recording of the first ever concert hall appearance of Tete Montoliu in USA! What 700 Bostonian and Tete Montoliu, one of the world’s most talented pianists shared on the night of March 17, 1980 is a pure magic. “… No one was prepared for the excitement and electricity that filled the hall that night …He was inspired to play at the top of his form, and he repaid the kindness of his audience with a recital of masterful beauty …” (Steve Elman, WBUR-FM) 1. Introduction ()2. New England blues (Tete … Continue reading

Tete Montoliu – Hot House (SCCD 37027/28)

MID-PRICE SERIES SCCD 37027/28 Hot House / Tete Montoliu Trio Previously issued on SCCD 31017 & SCCD 31029 “ Strongly recommended, buy !” (Compact) “… This is the best piano record in many years and one that will certainly rank with the best of any era .” 1. Sweet Georgia Fame (Blossom Dearie)2. A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square (Manning Sherwin)3. Blues for Perla (Tete Montoliu)4. Falling in love with love (Richard Rodgers)5. Old folks (Dedate Hill)6. Au privave (Charlie Parker)7. Body and soul (Johnny Green)1. Giant steps (John Coltrane)2. Theme for Ernie (Freddie Lacey)3. Body and soul (Johnny Green)4. Solar (Miles Davis)5. I remember Clifford (Benny Golson)6. Hot house … Continue reading

Tete Montoliu, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen – Face To Face (SCCD 31185)

SCCD 31185 Face To Face / Tete Montoliu & Niels-Hennig Ørsted Pedersen A legendary meeting of two of the greatest European jazz talents. Though they have been playing together since the early 60s, this is their first and (so far) only duo recording. 1. There'll never be another you (Harry Warren)2. I love you (Cole Porter)3. I fall in love too easily (Jule Styne)4. Lover man (Ram Ramirez/Dizzy Gillespie) UPC/EAN: 716043118526 … Continue reading

Tete Montoliu – I Wanna Talk About You (SCCD 31137)

SCCD 31137 I Wanna Talk About You / Tete Montoliu Trio guest: Hank Mobley During his rare trip to USA, Tete Montoliu made this historic studio recording in New York. One of the tracks has legendary tenor Hank Mobley as a special guest. Mobley was one the founding members of Jazz Messengers with Horace Silver and Art Blakey and played in the Miles Davis group in the 60s. He had been away from the scene in the 70s due to ill health and this session became his last recording. 1. Nexus, plexus, sexus (Tete Montoliu)2. Blues for Wim and Maxine (Tete Montoliu)3. Scandia skies (Kenny Dorham)4. Jo vull que m'acariciis … Continue reading

Tete Montoliu – Words Of Love (SCCD 31084)

SCCD 31084 Words Of Love / Tete Montoliu Blind Catalan pianist Tete Montoliu (b. March 28, 1933 in Barcelona) has long been a well-kept European secret but such situation changed for good in the mid 70s. Through the series of highly acclaimed recordings he has done for SteepleChase, this phenomenal talent on piano began to receive international recognition. “… His playing is a revelation, packed with nuggets of melodic invention and executed with an astonishing technique, drive and harmonic understanding ..” (Jazz Journal) “.. one can only rejoice that such a talent can still be discovered and widely admired …” (Melody Maker) 1. Complication (Tete Montoliu)2. Words of love (Tete … Continue reading