Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival 1985

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Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival 1985
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Live album by
RecordedJuly 1985
VenueMontreal International Jazz Festival, Montreal, Canada
LabelAtlantic 781 699-1
ProducerAhmad Jamal and Laura Hess-Hay
Ahmad Jamal chronology
Digital Works
Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival 1985
Rossiter Road
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival is a live album by American jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal featuring performances recorded at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 1985 and released on the Atlantic label.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

The double album was released in 1986. Billboard listed it as a "recommended" album in November of that year.[3] Scott Yanow, in his review for Allmusic, states "This particular group is often reminiscent of Jamal's trios of the '50s, although with more modern bass playing and some denser piano than before".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Ahmad Jamal except as indicated

  1. "Yellow Fellow" (Christian Paulin) – 15:02
  2. "Make Someone Happy" (Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne) – 7:10
  3. "Acorn" – 7:21
  4. "Crossroads" – 8:52
  5. "Rossiter Road" – 8:54
  6. "'Round Midnight" (Thelonious Monk) – 6:52
  7. "Footprints" (Wayne Shorter) – 8:09
  8. "Ebony" (Jack DeJohnette) – 8:34



  1. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed May 25, 2012
  2. ^ Ahmad Jamal discography accessed May 25, 2012
  3. ^ "Jazz: Recommended". Billboard. 22 November 1986. p. 78. Retrieved 3 December 2015.