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Dusko GoykovichIt's About Blues Time ... CD
Ensayo/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the legendary albums cut by hip European trumpeter Dusko Goykovich! The album was recorded in 1971 in Barcelona, and it's a very soulful quintet session that features fantastic performances from two of our favorite European players – trumpet player Dusko Goykovich and tenor player Ferdinand Povel, along with Spanish pianist Tete Montouliu, and his regular rhythm backing of Joe Nay and Robert Langereis. Goykovich and Povel groove hard in the frontline, bringing a hard edge to the session that you don't always hear on some of Montouliu's sessions from the time. The set grooves like a classic Blue Note, or some of the best straight ahead jazz on MPS – with lines that have their roots in soul jazz, but also show a real preference for modal grooving and lyrical soloing. Goykovich's tone is wonderful, and is a real mix of jazz and non-jazz European influences. Tracks include "Bosnia Calling", "Nameless Tune", and "The End Of Love". CD

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Tete MontoliuBoleros ... CD
Ensayo/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A set that's filled with some really wonderful rhythms – and a record that captures Spanish pianist Tete Montoliu at his best! The session features Tete's piano in a familiar trio setting, but one that's also augmented with congas too – which creates some strong Latin undercurrents, in ways that really suit the bolero tunes chosen for the date! Overall, the set's much more lively than some of his later work – especially some of his overly formulaic trio sides – and the Latin-tinged grooves open up the tracks with bright vistas of warm emotion, all the soulful depth that Montoliu shows when he's at the top of his game. Titles include "Piel Canela", "Sabra Dios", "Siboney", "Somos", "Somos Novios", and "Sabor A Mi". CD

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Tete MontoliuTemas Latinoamericanos ... CD
Ensayo/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
Sweet Latin grooves from this legendary Spanish pianist – a set that has Tete Montoliu reworking older Latin standards with a quartet that includes bass, drums, and tumbas! The style is a bit unusual – in that most tracks feature three songs wrapped together in one performance – shifting between musical themes as Tete plays on, but in a way that's slightly different from the standard medley format. Instead, the work is almost a freewheeling extrapolation of these older classics – done in a way that has Tete so familiar with them, he can open up freely in new directions. Themes include "Frenesi", "Maria Elena", "Quizas Quizas Quizas", "Amor Mio", "Tres Palabras", "La Puerta", and "Perfida". CD

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Lucky Thompson & Tete Montoliu TrioSoul's Nite Out ... CD
Ensayo (Spain), 1970. Used ... $14.99
Saxophonist Lucky Thompson recorded some of his greatest work overseas – and although he returned to recording in America in the late 60s, he still got a chance to cut this great date over in Spain at the start of the 70s – a lovely little album with backing from the trio of pianist Tete Montoliu! The style here is still more Lucky's than Tete's – but there's also a nice balance between the two players that makes the set one of the most interesting in the Montoliu catalog at the time, and a continuing demonstration of the soulful but oft-overlooked talents of Thompson! The rest of the group features Eric Peter on bass and Peer Wyboris on drums – and titles include "Spanyola", "The World Awakes", "Soul's Nite Out", "When Sunny Is Blue", "Spanish Rails", and "Soul Carnival". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ben Webster &Tete Montoliu TrioGentle Ben ... CD
Ensayo/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Ben Webster didn't record much on our shores in the 60s and 70s – but overseas, he cut a number of really wonderful albums in the final years of his life – most of them really special sessions like this, which take his amazing tone and set it up in ways that really help it open up! That's definitely the case here – as Ben blows tenor with the excellent trio of pianist Tete Montoliu – which features Eric Peter on bass and Peer Wyboris on drums – really stretching out on some nicely long tracks. Webster and Montoliu both get plenty of room to solo strongly – and titles include "Ben's Blues", "My Nephew Bent", "Did You Call", "Don't Blame Me", "Barcelona Shout", "How Long Has This Been Going On", and "The Man I Love". CD

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✨✧ Tete MontoliuBlues For Myself ... CD
Ensayo/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Really lovely work from pianist Tete Montoliu – the kind of subtly soulful session that makes his work of the 70s such a treat for those in the know! The trio here is Tete's group with Eric Peter on bass and Peer Wyboris on drums – both musicians who've been with Montoliu for a number of years by this date, and who really have this great way of matching the leader's blend of lyrical inflections and deeper currents – one of those rare trio pairings where every member of the group is crucial to the sound! There's an up-close approach to the recording that definitely lives up to the "myself" promise in the title – but things are also never sleepy, or too introspective – as Tete moves way past any cliched "blues"-titled sessions, with material that includes "Jimmy's Tempo", "Blues For Coltrane", "It Could Happen To You", and "Blues For Corien". CD

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✨✧ Ben Webster &Tete Montoliu TrioGentle Ben ... LP
Ensayo (Spain), 1972. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Ben Webster didn't record much on our shores in the 60s and 70s – but overseas, he cut a number of really wonderful albums in the final years of his life – most of them really special sessions like this, which take his amazing tone and set it up in ways that really help it open up! That's definitely the case here – as Ben blows tenor with the excellent trio of pianist Tete Montoliu – which features Eric Peter on bass and Peer Wyboris on drums – really stretching out on some nicely long tracks. Webster and Montoliu both get plenty of room to solo strongly – and titles include "Ben's Blues", "My Nephew Bent", "Did You Call", "Don't Blame Me", "Barcelona Shout", "How Long Has This Been Going On", and "The Man I Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Spanish pressing. Cover has minimal wear and an unglued bottom seam.)
Also available Gentle Ben ... CD 16.99
 
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Alegre All StarsWay Out - Vol 4 ... LP
Alegre, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $49.99
4th volume in this great series of classic Latin descargas, featuring some of the greatest players of the sixties running through crack material that gives them all a chance to showcase their talents. Includes their massive version of "Manteca", plus another hard jazz mambo cut, "Ensayo Pa'la Luna", and some hard gurachas. Also has a great goofy cover, a cartoon like the other volumes, which shows the boys floating around out in space, orbiting a space capsule above "Cape Alegre"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Very early orange label pressing! Cover has masking tape on the top seam, a few names on back, and a few small names next to the players.)

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✨✧ VariousFeten – Rare Jazz Recordings From Spain 1961 to 1974 ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Tremendous work from the Spanish scene of the 60s and early 70s – way more than just a batch of obscure jazz cuts, and instead a true testament to this very vibrant musical community! The package brings together some really special tracks from Spanish labels like Edigsa, Ensayo, Hispavox, and others – and really shows that in Spain at the time, there was musical growth that was every bit as strong as in better-known scenes in Germany, France, and Italy – a really rich step forward from American inspiration of the postwar years – into a world of freshly inventive rhythms, really imaginative solos, and some key local touches that really made the music sparkle! Not all players here are of Spanish origin, as the set also shows the key crossroads the scene was offering at the time – a wealth of wonderful hardbop, soul jazz, and modal numbers that include "El Cant Dels Ocells" by Catalonia Jazz Quartet, "Movimiento" by Lou Bennett, "Psique" by Juan Carlos Calderon, "Tema Per Alicia" by Jazz Group, "Asteriscs" by Nits De Jazz Al Jamboree, "Bosnia Calling" by Dusko Goykovich, "Israel" by Modern Jazz Sextet, "Rememberance To Madrid" by Elia Fleta, "Marcha De Los Dioses" by Tino Contreras, and "Laberinto (2nd part)" by Vlady Bas. CD
 
 
 



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