Bill Evans At The Montreux Jazz Festival 200g LP
200g Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!
Mastered by Bernie Grundman From The Original Analog Tapes!
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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."
As the liner notes by Gene Lees reveal, Evans' performance at the renowned jazz
festival in the nightclub of the Montreux Casino, one of the most fashionable
resorts in Switzerland, was one of his best. He and Gomez played with more
exuberance, more happiness and more drive. Evans' brooding, introspective
musical side has been represented well on records before; the bright side has
been too-little heard, but it's here in this album.
At the end of each number the audience exploded in applause so stormy and
extended that it had to be heavily edited for the album.
Enjoy this sparkling Bill Evans piano performance, made sweeter by the expert
mastering by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tape. For this edition
only the best vinyl pressing would do — a 200-gram super-silent
luxurious-sounding platter from Quality Record Pressings, makers of the world's
finest-sounding LPs. First-rate and top-notch, this album will make a superb
addition to your record collection.
• 200g Vinyl
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Mastered by Bernie Grundman
• Mastered From Original Analog Tape
• Old-style tip-on jacket by Stoughton Printing
Bill Evans, piano
Eddie Gomez, bass
Jack DeJohnette, drums
1. One For Helen
2. A Sleepin' Bee
3. Mother Of Earl
1. I Loves You Porgy
2. The Touch Of Your Lips
3. Embraceable You
4. Someday My Prince Will Come
5. Walkin' Up