Oscar Peterson records ‘At the Stratford Shakespearean Festival’ with Ray Brown and Herb Ellis (1956)

Oscar Peterson’s ‘At the Stratford Shakespearean Festival’ is a live album recorded on August 8, 1956, with Ray Brown and Herb Ellis and released the same year In 1956 by Verve.

Track Listing : 1.Falling In Love With Love (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 06:15 . 2.How About You? (Ralph Freed, Burton Lane) – 05:53 . 3.Flamingo (Edmund Anderson, Ted Grouya) – 04:59 . 4.Swinging On A Star (Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen) – 05:33 . 5.Noreen’S Nocturne (Oscar Peterson) – 05:31 . 6.Gypsy In My Soul (Clay Boland, Moe Jaffe) – 06:23 . 7.Nuages (Django Reinhardt) – 05:05 . 8.How High The Moon (Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis) – 09:44 . 9.Love You Madly (Duke Ellington) – 08:01 . 10.52Nd Street Theme (Thelonious Monk) – 04:13 . 11.Daisy’S Dream (Oscar Peterson) – 13:26

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

Production : Produced By Norman Granz

Package : James Isaacs – Liner Notes

Recorded On August 8, 1956 At The Stratford Shakespearean Festival.

Released In 1956 By Verve.


Pop, Shop And Troll
Ellis acquits himself admirablyand Peterson’s piano recedes into the background. This is artistic generosity, the willingness to play second fiddle when the music calls for it. When the music of “Le Nuages” ends, the crowd goes wild. What else is there to do? […]

osuadh @ RateYourMusic
This is some very enjoyable guitar/bass/piano trio jazz, but someone (presumably band-leader Oscar Peterson) groans and mumbles and makes awful noises in the background nearly the entire time. […]

Although the soloing was always quite passionate and spontaneous, the very complex arrangements are really what made this unit sound unique. […]


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