Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Montreaux II by Bill Evans, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Montreaux II is a 1971 pressing on the CTI label.
The cover is VG+ with slight edge and corner wear. The obi is VG++ with slight wear at the top and bottom edges, but no tears. The insert is M-.
The disc is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a scarce Bill Evans LP.
Background: Released in 1970, Montreaux II was the second live album by Bill Evans to be recorded at the Montreaux Jazz Festival.
Bill Evans’ second recording at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1970 was a highly anticipated concert, finding the pianist in peak form, accompanied by bassist Eddie Gómez and drummer Marty Morell. His originals include the rhapsodic “Very Early,” the turbulent “34 Skidoo,” and an aggressive rendition of “Peri’s Scope.” His introspective take of Burt Bacharach’s “Alfie” is played at a leisurely tempo, while his take of Earl Zindars’ “How My Heart Sings” simmers slowly to a boil. His driving setting of Johnny Carisi’s “Israel” has an intense Eddie Gómez solo and a lively exchange with Morell as its centerpiece.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1971|