Bill Evans Trio – At the Montreux Jazz Festival (180 gr. vinyl limited gatefold edition)

Bill Evans Trio – At the Montreux Jazz Festival (180 gr. vinyl limited gatefold edition)

Street Date : 20th of May 2022


The first gatefold edition ever made of these live recordings at the Montreux Jazz Festival with new specially prepared liner notes by renowned Penguin Guide to Jazz and BBC writer BRIAN MORTON. 

1969 Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album

One of Bill Evans’ best live albums, on At the Montreux Jazz Festival the legendary pianist plays in a more experimental and extroverted way than ever. He is backed by drummer Jack DeJohnette, who had just joined the trio and would gain great renown in later years due to his three-decade work as a member of Keith Jarrett’s Standards Trio. Evans’ longtime bassist Eddie Gomez is also extensively featured on this iconic and immortal set. In this deluxe gatefold edition, Elemental has asked Brian Morton (Penguin Guide to Jazz) to specially prepare liner notes along with the original notes by Gene Lees.

Elemental Music, together with Universal Music Group, present the best selection of Jazz titles from the vaults of classic labels such as Impulse!, Blue Note, Pacific Jazz or Cadet Records, among others.


Side 1:
1. One For Helen (Written-By – Bill Evans)
2. A Sleeping Bee (Written-By – Harold Arlen)
3. Mother Of Earl (Written-By – Earl Zindars)
4. Nardis (Written-By – Miles Davis)

Side 2:
1. I Loves You Porgy (Written-By – DuBose Heyward)
2. The Touch Of Your Lips (Written-By – Ray Noble)
3. Embraceable You
4. Someday My Prince Will Come (Written-By – Frank Churchill, Larry Morey)
5. Walkin’ Up (Written-By – Bill Evans)

Piano – Bill Evans
Bass – Eddie Gomez
Drums – Jack DeJohnette

Producer – Helen Keane
Edited By, Engineer (Remix) – Bob Schwarz
Engineer – Jean-Claude Martin, Pierre Grandjean
Engineer (Director) – Val Valentin
Remastered By (Digital Remaster) – Dennis Drake
Artwork (Art Direction) – Acy R. Lehman
Liner Notes and Cover Photography – Gene Lees

Recorded June 15, 1968, at the Casino de Montreux, Switzerland.
Recorded by the technical department of Radio Suisse Romande.

Originally released on Verve Records
Manufactured by Anagram Music