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Encyclopedia > Tete Montoliu
Cover of Tete Montoliu's 1996 CD 'T'estimo tant...'

Tete Montoliu (March 28, 1933 - August 24, 1997) was a Spanish jazz pianist from Catalonia. His real name was Vicenç Montoliu i Massana. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... March 28 is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States around the start of the 20th century. ...


He was born blind, in the Eixample district of Barcelona, and died in the same city. He was the only son of Vicenç Montoliu (a professional musician) and Àngela Massana, a jazz enthusiast, who encouraged her son to study piano. Montoliu's first experimenting with the piano took place under the tuition of Enric Mas at the private school for blind children that he attended from 1939–1944. In 1944, Montoliu's mother arranged for Petri Palou to provide him with formal piano lessons. Districts of Barcelona Original Eixample concept from 1859 Part of Eixample and Sagrada Família, viewed from Montjuic, June 2006 Eixample street & block layout The Eixample (Catalan for extension) is a district of Barcelona between the old city (Ciutat Vella) and what were once surrounding small towns (Sants, Gràcia... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (Catalan) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ... Jazz is a musical art form that originated in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States around the start of the 20th century. ...


From 1946 to 1953 Montoliu studied music at the Conservatori Superior de Música de Barcelona, where he met his first jam session teacher. During the eary stages of his career, Montoliu was particularly influenced by the music of the American jazz pianist Art Tatum, although he soon developed a distinctive style, characterised by a profound musical sensitivity and extraordinary technical skill. Montoliu began playing profesionally at pubs in Barcelona, where he was talent-spotted by Lionel Hampton on March 13 1956. Montoliu toured with Hampton through Spain and France and recorded Jazz flamenco, setting off a prolific international career. A jam session is a musical act where musicians gather and play (or jam) without extensive preparation or predefined arrangements. ... Arthur Tatum Jr. ... Lionel Hampton with George W. Bush Lionel Leo Hampton (April 20, 1908, Louisville, Kentucky – August 31, 2002 New York City), was a jazz bandleader and percussionist. ... March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ...


In the 1960s, Montoliu played in various concerts at New York and established collaborations with Elvin Jones and Richard Davis. During the 1970s, he travelled extensively throughout Europe, consolidating his reputation as a main referent in the Hard Bop movement. During the 1980s, he played in numerous concerts, collaborating with prominent jazz players such as Johnny Griffin, Joe Henderson, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea, Hank Jones, Roy Hardgrove, and Jesse Davis, among others. NY redirects here. ... Elvin Jones Elvin Ray Jones (September 9, 1927 – May 18, 2004) was a jazz drummer. ... Richard Davis (born April 15, 1930) is an American double bass player who has been a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1977, after establishing himself for twenty-three years in New York City. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... Hard bop is an extension of bebop (bop) music which incorporates influences from rhythm and blues, gospel music, and blues, especially in the saxophone and piano playing. ... John Arnold Griffin III (born in 1928) is an American bop and hard bop tenor saxophonist. ... Joe Henderson (April 24, 1937 - June 30, 2001) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. ... John Birks Dizzy Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was born in Cheraw, South Carolina. ... Armando Anthony Chick Corea (born June 12, 1941) is a multiple Grammy Award winning American jazz pianist/keyboardist and composer. ... Born July 31, 1918 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Hank Jones grew up in Pontiac, Michigan, where he studied piano at an early age and came under the influence of Earl Hines, Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson, and Art Tatum. ... Jesse Davis (born 9 November 1965) is an American jazz saxophonist. ...


In 1996, shortly before his death, Spain payed public tribute to Tete Montoliu for his outstanding fifty-year career in jazz.


External links

  • Tete Montoliu Discography at www.JazzDiscography.com

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Tete Montoliu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (184 words)
Tete Montoliu (March 28, 1933 - August 24, 1997) was a Catalan jazz pianist, whose real name was Vicenç Montoliu i Massana.
He was the only son of Vicenç Montoliu (a professional musician) and Àngela Massana, a jazz enthusiast, who encouraged her son to study piano and in 1944 engaged his piano teacher, Petri Palou.
Before that, Montoliu had his first piano lessons with Enric Mas at the private school for blind children that he attended from 1939-1944.
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