Tete Montoliu


Lunch In L.A.

  • Release Date: 31 Aug 1986
  • OJCCD-1953-2

Tete Montoliu (1933-1997), the son of a Barcelona symphony woodwinds player, was born sightless. When he was seven, there were two events that shaped his life: he learned to read music in Braille and he heard recordings by Duke Ellington. Montoliu studied classical piano at the Barcelona Conservatory. His early interest in jazz was further stimulated when the great saxophonist Don Byas lived for a time in the Montoliu home. At 17, Montoliu was leading jam sessions at a Barcelona theater. Amer… MORE