Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson plus the Oscar Peterson trio record ‘Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson at the Opera House’ for Verve (1957)

‘Stan Getz and J.J. Johnson at the Opera House’ is a live album recorded on October 10, 1957, accompanied by the Oscar Peterson trio and released the same year by Verve.

Track Listing : 1.Billie’S Bounce (Charlie Parker) – 09:45 . 2.My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 08:10 . 3.Crazy Rhythm (Irving Caesar, Joseph Meyer, Roger Wolfe Kahn) – 07:59 . 4.Blues In The Closet (Oscar Pettiford) – 09:04 . 5.Billie’S Bounce (Charlie Parker) – 07:57 . 6.My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 08:28 . 7.Crazy Rhythm (Irving Caesar, Joseph Meyer, Roger Wolfe Kahn) – 07:47 . 8.Yesterdays (Jerome Kern, Otto Harbach) – 03:42 . 9.It Never Entered My Mind (Rodgers, Hart) – 03:52 . 10.Blues In The Closet (Oscar Pettiford) – 06:18

Musicians : Stan Getz – Tenor Saxophone . J.J. Johnson – Trombone . Oscar Peterson – Piano . Herb Ellis – Guitar . Ray Brown – Double Bass . Connie Kay – Drums

Production : Produced By Norman Granz

Recorded On October 10, 1957.

Released In 1957 By Verve.

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The extraordinary playing by these expert jazzmen elevates this album to legendary status. It is some of their best work (from a pivotal year in modern jazz recording)and a shining example of how professionally Granz could mix and match musicians to form optimal results. […]

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