Oscar Peterson Plays the Cole Porter Song Book
Performer: Oscar Peterson
Artist: Ed Thigpen; Ray Brown
Producer: Norman Granz...
Distributor: Universal Distribution
Notes: Personnel: Oscar Peterson (piano); Ray Brown (bass); Ed Thigpen (drums). Recorded at Universal Studios, Chicago, Illinois between July 21 & August 1, 1959. Includes original release liner notes by Lawrence D. Stewart. Tributee: Cole Porter. Personnel: Oscar Peterson (piano); Ed Thigpen (drums). Liner Note Author: Lawrence Stewart. Recording information: Chicago, IL (07/14/1959/08/09/1959); Universal Studios, Chicago, IL (07/14/1959/08/09/1959). With Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums, Oscar Peterson reworks Cole Porter and says something original and distinctive. Highlights include "Love for Sale," "Night and Day," and "I Love Paris." ~ Ron Wynn
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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