Bill Evans - At The Montreux Jazz Festival


ReferênciaAS APRJ 8762-33
EtiquetaAnalogue Productions
GramagemVinil 200g


200-gram vinyl reissue

Mastered from the original tapes by Bernie Grundman

Pressed at Quality Record Pressings

Old-style tip-on Stoughton Printing jacket

Winner of the 1969 Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group!

As others have noted, this album occupies a unique place in the Bill Evans discography. It’s the only album to document drummer Jack deJohnette’s too-short stay in the trio. The trio’s performance on this album won them the 1969 Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group.

By the time this set was recorded, live in Montreux on June 15, 1968, Eddie Gomez and Evans had been playing together for two years. Gomez provided a different brand of virtuosity to that offered by Scott LaFaro in Evans’s classic trio of five years earlier but he was clearly the best bass player Evans had worked with since LaFaro’s tragic death. The groove between the two was deep and comfortable, so comfortable that in this set, Evans did something he hadn’t done before, at least on a recording: he showcased Gomez for an entire piece, the almost seven minute long “Embraceable You.”

Lado 1
1One For Helen
2A Sleeping Bee
3Mother Of Earl
Lado 2
1I Love You Porgy
2The Touch Of Your Lips
3Embraceable You
4Someday My Prince Will Come
5Walkin’ Up