Montreux III
Live album by
Released1975
RecordedJuly 20, 1975
GenreJazz
Length42:18
LabelFantasy
Bill Evans chronology
The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album
(1975)
Montreux III
(1975)
Since We Met
(1976)

Montreux III is a live album by jazz pianist Bill Evans with bassist Eddie Gómez, recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland in 1975 and released on the Fantasy label.[1] The album was the third of Evans' Montreux concert recordings to be released, following Montreux II (1970) and the Grammy Award-winning Bill Evans at the Montreux Jazz Festival (1968).

Reception

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars and stated, "the communication between the two masterful players is quite special".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings3/4 stars[4]

Track listing

  1. "Elsa" (Earl Zindars) - 7:28
  2. "Milano" (John Lewis) - 4:40
  3. "Venutian Rhythm Dance" (Clive Stevens) - 4:27
  4. "Django" (Lewis) - 6:08
  5. "Minha (All Mine)" (Francis Hime) - 4:11
  6. "Driftin'" (Dan Haerle) - 5:12
  7. "I Love You" (Cole Porter) - 6:38
  8. "The Summer Knows" (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand) - 3:24

Personnel

References

  1. ^ Bill Evans discography accessed March 19, 2010
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. 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. 458. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.