After hearing one track on a car stereo in the parking lot outside the On The Trail - Oscar Peterson - Great Connection (Vinyl hall, Feldman was bound and determined to acquire the album for Resonance. It had been recorded on the spur of the moment. The hastily thrown-together recording agreement provided that no release could be made without certain approvals. After all, Bill Evans was under contract to another label. As time passed, contractually, no one seemed to have picked up the ball, so nothing happened.
So the tapes sat. After some years with the tapes all but forgotten, the principals all died. By then, the album had become, in effect, a forgotten historical relic. Fast forward to and enter Album) jazz detective Zev Feldman, who never loses an opportunity to explore what unknown recordings may exist when he meets someone with a connection to jazz.
He met a member of the Brunner-Schwer family and with a little digging and a lot of determination, he found himself on the trail of another historically significant unknown jazz recording begging to be released.
When he finally heard the entire album, he describes the experience as revelatory: "It blew my mind to hear it. The percussive poet period lasted until This album captures Bill Evans at an important, yet relatively under-recorded time in his career. Follow TV Tropes. You need to login to do this. Get Known if you don't have an account.
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Pianist Oscar Peterson's Frank Sinatra tribute features his trio with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen playing easy listening jazz versions of a dozen songs associated with the singer. Peterson proves adept at reworking George Gershwin. Great Connection Remastered Anniversary Edition. The pianist is in typically brilliant form on the LP, performing six standards including "Soft Winds" and "On the Trail" along with his own "Wheatland.
This is one of the best post-stroke Oscar Peterson sessions in the catalog, thanks in great part to the distinguished company he keeps Ray Brown and Milt Jackson and the stimulating atmosphere LP the live setting New York's Blue Note club. Right from the first track, "Ja-Da," you can tell that this is going to be a fun session, as the slippery, swinging, totally interlocked, totally assured way in which these vets react to each other kicks in immediately. Peterson's right hand is fleet, feathery in touch, and bluesy in feel; the left providing just enough punctuation, and at 75, Jackson's bluesy eloquence had not diminished in the least.
Ray Brown's time and placement of notes is, as usual, impeccable, and the very talented drummer in his group at the time, Karriem Riggins, provides a swinging kick for the quartet. In the spirit of democracy, each star gets a solo number -- Peterson plays his ballad "When Summer Comes," Jackson pours out a doleful "Nature Boy," and Brown's stream-of-consciousness medley eventually attracts the funky brushes of Riggins.
But it's always better to hear them together. West Side Story. West Side Story was a bit of an unusual session for several reasons. First, the popularity of both the Broadway musical and the film version that followed meant that there were many records being made of its music. Second, rather than woodshed on the selections prior to entering the studio, the Oscar Peterson Trio spontaneously created impressions of the musical's themes on the spot.
Ray Brown plays arco bass behind Peterson in the lovely "Somewhere," while the feeling to "Jet Song" is very hip in the trio's hands. The snappy interplay between LP musicians in the brisk setting of "Tonight" turns it into a swinger. The romp through "I Feel Pretty" is full of humor, while the CD closes with a brief reprise of several themes from the musical to wrap the session with a flourish.
Reunion Blues. Pianist Oscar Peterson joins up with his old friends, vibraphonist Milt Jackson and bassist Ray Brown, in addition to his drummer of the period, Louis Hayes, for a particularly enjoyable outing. Although not up to the excitement of Peterson's best Pablo recordings of the s, this is an enjoyable album. With On The Trail - Oscar Peterson - Great Connection (Vinyl swing and pyrotechnic virtuosity, Oscar Peterson was a great genius of the piano. On these recordings, made between andthe Canadian was accompanied by his faithful double bass player, Ray Brown, and two excellent guitarists, Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis.
On the first disc, Peterson plays the repertoire of Count Basie with help from drummer Buddy Rich, followed by some of the great standard writers: Gershwin, Ellington, Arlen, Berlin The second disc features some of his most impressive live trio recordings on which his abiding love for the stage is made clear.
Piano pour pianiste is fascinating with its immaculate rhythms and every phrase imbued with beautiful harmonic poetry. Even or especially when it comes to the occasionally somewhat hackneyed standards, Oscar Peterson is able to carve out a fascinating swing that's all his own. Throughout this unmissable album, he preserves the heritage of his idols the lyricism of Nat King Cole and the velocity of Art Tatum with a high-flying refinement.
IV Live. Oscar Peterson recorded a remarkable amount of albums during his career but, surprisingly, this was his first full record of unaccompanied piano solos. Some observers consider his MPS recordings to be his best quite a few are collected in the four-CD reissue Exclusively for My Friends, including this one. The solo album features Peterson freed from the constraints of his trio stretching out on nine familiar standards and really tearing into a few of them, including "Perdido," "Bye Bye Blackbird," "Lulu's Back in Town," while giving "Little Girl Blue" a beautiful and lyrical treatment.
A prelude to his outstanding Pablo recordings, My Favorite Instrument is one of Peterson's top albums of the s. Oscar Peterson Trio Plus One. 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 session.
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