‘Skol’ by Oscar Peterson & Stéphane Grappelli. is a live album recorded on July 6, 1979 and released the same year by Pablo.
Track Listing : 1.Nuages (Jacques Larue, Django Reinhardt) – 08:18 . 2.How About You? (Arthur Freed, Burton Lane) – 05:19 . 3.Someone To Watch Over Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 06:50 . 4.Makin’ Whoopee (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn) – 05:10 . 5.That’S All (Alan Brandt, Bob Haymes) – 07:33 . 6.Skol Blues (Oscar Peterson) – 07:04
Musicians : Oscar Peterson – Piano . Stéphane Grappelli – Violin . Joe Pass – Guitar . Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen – Double Bass . Mickey Roker – Drums
Production : Produced By Norman Granz . Stig Kreutzfeldt – Engineer . Joe Tarantino – Mastering
Package : Norman Granz – Liner Notes
Recorded On July 6, 1979.
Released In 1979 By Pablo.
All About Jazz
The alchemy between Grappelli, Peterson and Pass on this recording is something extraordinary and the shine bears no tarnish nearly 40 years later. Grappelli’s earth-bound fiddle plays a fine foil to Peterson’s and Pass’ Art Tatum-like virtuosity. […]
Perhaps some great artists are too much the individualist who finds it difficult to lose his own voice in that of the larger group. Whatever the reason, such all-star combinations don’t always jell. Not the case with Grappelli, Petersonand Pass: they play like they belong together. […]
Blinded By Sound
Contrary to my usual experience, buying the album based on a positive review turned out great. Not only was it an excellent concert, but (as I had hoped), I became a huge fan of both Pass and Grappelli. […]