Montreux II

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Montreux II
Live album by Bill Evans
Released 1970
Recorded June 19 & 20, 1970
Genre Jazz
Length 33:13
Label CTI
Producer Creed Taylor
Bill Evans chronology
From Left to Right
(1970)
Montreux II
(1970)
Piano Player
(1957-1971)

Montreux II is a live album by jazz pianist Bill Evans with Eddie Gómez and Marty Morell recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland in 1970 and released on the CTI label.[1] The album was the second of Evan's Montreux concert recordings to be released following the Grammy Award winning Bill Evans at the Montreux Jazz Festival (1968).

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden awarded the album 3½ stars and states "While this is a terrific live performance, there are sound problems, including what sounds like bleeding of the stage monitors into the mix, and there are muddy spots in the recording as well".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Bill Evans except as indicated
  1. Introduction - 1:11
  2. "Very Early" - 5:27
  3. "Alfie" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 5:30
  4. "34 Skidoo" - 6:37
  5. "How My Heart Sings" (Earl Zindars) - 4:16
  6. "Israel" (John Carisi) - 4:14
  7. "I Hear a Rhapsody" (Jack Baker, George Fragos, Dick Gasparre) - 5:54
  8. "Peri's Scope" - 6:00
  • Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Casino De Montreux, Switzerland on June 19 & 20, 1970.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bill Evans discography accessed March 19, 2010
  2. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed March 19, 2010