Oscar Peterson Trio Plus One
Performer: Oscar Peterson
Producer: Harry Weinger (Reissue)...
Distributor: Universal Distribution
Notes: Personnel: Oscar Peterson (piano); Clark Terry (vocals, trumpet, flugelhorn); Ray Brown (bass); Ed Thigpen (drums). Recorded in New York, New York on August 17, 1964. Includes liner notes by Oscar Peterson. Personnel: Oscar Peterson (piano); Clark Terry (vocals, trumpet, flugelhorn); Ray Brown (bass); Ed Thigpen (drums). Recorded at RCA Studios, Toronto, Canada on February 26, 1964. Originally released on Mercury (60975). Includes liner notes by Oscar Peterson & Peter Pullman. This is part of Verve's Master Edition series. Personnel: Oscar Peterson (piano); Ray Brown (bass guitar); Ed Thigpen (drums). Some guest soloists get overshadowed by Oscar Peterson's technical prowess, while others meet him halfway with fireworks of their own; trumpeter Clark Terry lands in the latter camp on this fine 1964 session. With drummer Ed Thigpen and bassist Ray Brown providing solid support, the two soloists come off as intimate friends over the course of the album's ten ballad and blues numbers. And while Peterson shows myriad moods, from Ellington's impressionism on slow cuts like "They Didn't Believe Me" to fleet, single-line madness on his own "Squeaky's Blues," Terry goes in for blues and the blowzy on originals like "Mumbles" and "Incoherent Blues"; the trumpeter even airs out some of his singularly rambling and wonderful scat singing in the process. Other highlights include the rarely covered ballad "Jim" and the even more obscure "Brotherhood of Man" from the Broadway musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. A very engaging and enjoyable disc. ~ Stephen Cook
Among the most prodigiously recorded artists in all of jazz, pianist Oscar Peterson early on forged a strong relationship with producer Norman Granz, and since the 1950s he has been one of the cornerstones of Granz's labels (Verve, Pablo). Peterson has primarily worked in a trio setting, alternately with guitar & bass or bass & drums, though he has also performed solo, with larger groups, and with a full orchestra. Possessing dazzling technique, Peterson always delivers the musical goods in a powerfully swinging style. Peterson passed away December 23, 2007 at the age of 82.
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