Highlights of the 18th Annual
Monterey Jazz Festival 1975

Running Time - 59:00

Liner Notes

This is a compilation of various Jazz Artists

  • Henpecked Old Man - Akiyoshi-Tabackin Big Band featuring Clark Terry

  • Emily - Paul Desmond Quartet

  • Up With The Lark - Bill Evans Trio

  • Improvisation & Blues - Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra featuring Cal Tjader

  • I Wouldn't Treat A Dog (The Way You Treated Me) - Bobby Blue Bland

  • Woman (Shake Your Booty) - Etta James And The Outlaws

  • Afterglow - Marian McPartland

  • Billies's Bounce - Bill Evans, Marian McPartland, John Lewis, Patrice Rushen

  • One Room Country Shack - Blood, Sweat & Tears/David Clayton Thomas

  • And When I Die - Blood, Sweat & Tears/David Clayton Thomas

  • Lyons Head - John Lewis Sextet featuring Svend Asmussen

  • Echano - Chuck Mangione Quartet

Storyville 16021

Recorded in 1975
Released in 2003

Liner Notes

The Monterey Jazz Festival was established in 1958 by impressario Jimmy Lyons who has hosted an enormous amount of music at this idyllic location. Against this beautiful seaside setting in Northern California, one spends a pleasant weekend listening to some of the giants of music.

1975 was no exception.  The accent has always been on variety and this program documents the special atmosphere of that year.  Featured here is a host of performers who are inspired by the company of other fine musicians and the pleasant surroundings.  You will see the haunting lyricism of both Bill Evans and Paul Desmond, fine blues singing by Bobby Blue Bland, the spirited bop of Dizzy Gillespie accompanied by Cal Tjader, the very interesting Toshiko Akiyoshi Big Band featuring Clark Terry, the rocking rhythm and blues of Etta James, the delicate swing of Svend Asmussen and a host of other superb musicians.

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