Montreux II
Live album by
RecordedJune 19 & 20, 1970
VenueMontreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland
ProducerCreed Taylor
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Montreux II is a live album by jazz pianist Bill Evans with Eddie Gómez and Marty Morell, recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland in 1970 and released on the CTI label.[1] The album was the second of Evans' Montreux concert recordings to be released, following the Grammy Award-winning Bill Evans at the Montreux Jazz Festival (1968).


The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden awarded the album 3½ stars and stated, "While this is a terrific live performance, there are sound problems, including what sounds like bleeding of the stage monitors into the mix, and there are muddy spots in the recording as well".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[4]

Track listing

All compositions by Bill Evans except as indicated
  1. Introduction - 1:11
  2. "Very Early" - 5:27
  3. "Alfie" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - 5:30
  4. "34 Skidoo" - 6:37
  5. "How My Heart Sings" (Earl Zindars) - 4:16
  6. "Israel" (John Carisi) - 4:14
  7. "I Hear a Rhapsody" (Jack Baker, George Fragos, Dick Gasparre) - 5:54
  8. "Peri's Scope" - 6:00
  • Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Casino De Montreux, Switzerland on June 19 & 20, 1970.



  1. ^ Bill Evans discography accessed March 19, 2010
  2. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review accessed March 19, 2010
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. pp. 73. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 457. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.