Verve record ‘On the Town with the Oscar Peterson Trio,’ a live album with Peterson, Herb Ellis and Ray Brown (1958)

‘On the Town with the Oscar Peterson Trio’ is a live album recorded on July 1-5 1958 with Herb Ellis and Ray Brown and released the same year by Verve.

Track Listing : 1.Sweet Georgia Brown (Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard) – 07:47 . 2.Should I? (Nacio Herb Brown, Arthur Freed) – 05:04 . 3.When Lights Are Low (Benny Carter, Spencer Williams) – 05:57 . 4.Easy Listening Blues (Nadine Robinson) – 06:48 . 5.Pennies From Heaven (Johnny Burke, Arthur Johnston) – 07:22 . 6.The Champ (Dizzy Gillespie) – 05:25 . 7.Moonlight In Vermont (John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf) – 06:05

Musicians : Oscar Peterson – Piano . Herb Ellis – Guitar . Ray Brown – Double Bass

Production : Produced By Norman Granz

Package : Phil Stern – Photography

Recorded On July 1-5 1958.

Released In 1958 By Verve.

(Source ‘On the Town with the Oscar Peterson Trio’ | The Official Website of Oscar Peterson)

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Zappaholic @ RateYourMusic
None of that slow stuff please. More of the jumpin’ and swingin’ madness! I’m talking about piano playing that makes you imagine Oscar Peterson‘s hands being posessed, racing even while he sleeps. […]

All About Jazz
The live setting no doubt brought out the showman in Peterson, who stitches together elements of gospel, bluesand stride to create dazzling solos with his steady left hand and knuckle-busting right, entertaining at times simply because of brilliant technique. […]

All are reinvented and reinterpreted through the science of harmonic invention and rhythmic interval unique to this Oscar Peterson Trio. And while the plates and glasses rattle and tinkle, the jazz continues to burn, full of joy and light and just a hint of smoke. […]


‘On the Town with the Oscar Peterson Trio’



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