The Music I Like to Play Vol. 3
|The Music I Like to Play Vol. 3|
|Studio album by Tete Montoliu|
|Recorded||January 28, 1990|
|Studio||Barigozzi Studio, Milan|
|Tete Montoliu chronology|
The Music I Like to Play Vol. 3, subtitled Let's Call This, is a solo album by pianist Tete Montoliu performing compositions associated with Thelonious Monk recorded in 1990 and released on the Italian Soul Note label.
|The Penguin Guide to Jazz|||
Ken Dryden of AllMusic states, "Montoliu's approach to the keyboard is hardly a slavish adaptation of Monk's style, though there are some obvious influences, and as liner note writer Art Lange points out, he owes a debt to Bud Powell as well. He opens the CD with an uncredited chorus or so of the elegantly played "Jackie-Ing" before launching into overdrive for "Straight, No Chaser"; likewise, his daredevil approach to the furiously played "Well, You Needn't" is a treat. His disguised introduction to "Let's Call This" plays with the listener's ears, and he plays a modified form of stride in "Blues Five Spot." He also stretches the boundaries of the two standards "Sweet and Lovely" and "April in Paris" in a playful way worthy of Monk. It's a pity that Montoliu only recorded one more studio session as a leader following this productive date, but all of the late blind pianist's releases from his final years are well worth acquiring".
All compositions by Thelonious Monk except where noted.
- "Straight, No Chaser" – 4:56
- "Reflections" – 7:02
- "In Walked Bud" – 3:31
- "Misterioso" – 4:32
- "Well, You Needn't" – 3:31
- "April in Paris" (Vernon Duke, Yip Harburg) – 4:38
- "Let's Call This" – 3:58
- "Sweet and Lovely" (Gus Arnheim, Jules LeMare, Harry Tobias) – 5:01
- "Blues Five Spot" – 3:27
- "Monk's Mood" – 3:54
- "Rhythm-a-Ning" – 2:44
- Tete Montoliu – piano
- Soul Note discography. Retrieved June 20, 2017
- Tete Montoliu discography. Retrieved June 20, 2017
- Dryden, Ken. Tete Montoliu: The Man from Barcelona – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
- Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1030. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.