Lunch in L.A.

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Lunch in L.A.
Lunch in LA.jpg
Studio album by Tete Montoliu
Released 1980
Recorded October 2, 1979 at Contemporary Records Studio in Los Angeles, CA
Genre Jazz
Length 54:11
Label Contemporary
SJP 107
Producer John Koenig
Tete Montoliu chronology
Live at the Keystone Corner
(1979)Live at the Keystone Corner1979
Lunch in L.A.
Boston Concert
(1980)Boston Concert1980

Lunch in L.A. is a solo album by pianist Tete Montoliu (with one duet with Chick Corea) recorded in 1979 and released on the Contemporary label.[1][2][3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide4/5 stars[5]

Scott Yanow of AllMusic states, "For what was probably his only session for an American label, the great pianist Tete Montoliu is heard in top form... Excellent playing".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Tete Montoliu except as indicated

  1. "Airegin" (Sonny Rollins) - 3:48
  2. "Blues Before Lunch" - 7:03
  3. "I Want to Talk About You" (Billy Eckstine) - 12:22
  4. "Put Your Little Foot Right Out" (Larry Spier) - 9:30
  5. "Blues After Lunch" - 5:41
  6. "Sophisticated Lady" (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish) - 7:07
  7. "Margareta" (Perry Robinson) - 8:40



  1. ^ Contemporary Records discography, accessed May 6, 2015
  2. ^ Tete Montoliu discography, accessed May 6, 2015
  3. ^ Concord Music Group: album details, accessed June 22, 2017
  4. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Tete Montoliu: Lunch in L.A. – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  5. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 147. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.