Montreux Two

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Montreux Two
Montreux Two.jpg
Live album by Archie Shepp
Released 1975
Recorded July 18, 1975
Genre Jazz
Label Arista Freedom
Archie Shepp chronology
Montreux One
(1975)
Montreux Two
(1975)
A Sea of Faces
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[2]

Montreux Two is a live album by jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1975 and released on the Arista Freedom label.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states: "Tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp was at a turning point of sorts in 1975. He was near the end of his free jazz phase and would soon be exploring melodies from both the jazz tradition and the early 20th century; in addition, his tone would begin to decline within a decade. However, that is not in evidence during this fairly rousing live appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival with his quintet.... This second of two CDs is the better of the pair and a good outing for Archie Shepp."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Archie Shepp
  1. "Steam"
  2. "Along Came Betty"
  3. "Blues For Donald Duck"
  • Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland, July 18, 1975.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 179. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  3. ^ Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed 29 July 2009.