Presenta Elia Fleta

Tete Montoliu

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Presenta Elia Fleta Review

by Ken Dryden

Blind Catalonian pianist Tete Montoliu evidently introduced singer Elia Fleta on this 1966 session, but it could have been a more interesting date if the pianist had been showcased a bit more. Fleta has a pleasant voice, even if her vocals sung in English are a bit heavily accented and she has a tendency to overdo things at times. Montoliu is flawless in his role as accompanist (along with bassist Erik Peter and drummer Peer Wyboris), though with each performance running under three minutes, there is little exposure for any of them. The result is a disc with a miserly length of under 24 minutes, not exactly a bargain in the CD era.

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