Piano for Nuria

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Piano for Nuria
Piano for Nuria.jpg
Studio album by Tete Montoliu
Released 1968
Recorded 1968
Studio MPS Studio, Villingen, Germany
Genre Jazz
Length 36:28
Label SABA
SB 15 163 ST
Producer Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer
Tete Montoliu chronology
Tete Montoliu Presenta Elia Fleta
(1966)Tete Montoliu Presenta Elia Fleta1966
Piano for Nuria
(1968)
Tete Montoliu Interpreta a Serrat
(1969)Tete Montoliu Interpreta a Serrat1969

Piano for Nuria is an album by pianist Tete Montoliu recorded in 1968 and released on the German label, SABA.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]

Ken Dryden of AllMusic said "The opening track is a startling original blues by Montoliu that mixes the flavor of Monk's dissonance with the Catalonian's own furious hard bop technique. Trunk contributed both the bluesy waltz "Tranquillogy" and the unpredictable "Visca l'Ampurda," which must have been a challenge to learn. Montoliu's approach to standards like "Alone Together" and "Speak Low" is more typical, while he tackles "I Surrender, Dear" as a solo. Unlike most recordings issued by Brunner-Schwer, the piano on this CD seems out of tune and slightly overmodulated, giving it a somewhat brittle sound. But Montoliu's breathtaking performances are able to overcome these minor blemishes".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blues For Nuria" (Tete Montoliu) – 6:01
  2. "Tranquillogy" (Peter Trunk) – 5:02
  3. "Alone Together" (Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz) – 5:40
  4. "Speak Low" (Kurt Weill) – 4:17
  5. "Visca L'Ampurda" (Trunk) – 5:43
  6. "I Surrender Dear" (Harry Barris, Gordon Clifford) – 5:15
  7. "Stable Mates" (Benny Golson) – 4:20

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SABA/MPS Records discography. Retrieved June 19, 2017
  2. ^ Tete Montoliu discography. Retrieved June 19, 2017
  3. ^ a b Dryden, Ken. Tete Montoliu: Piano for Nuria – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved June 19, 2017.