Saturday, February 5, 2011

Oscar Peterson

Pianist Oscar Peterson has a rare outing with a big band on this excellent CD reissue. In addition to his usual bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen, Peterson is joined by a particularly strong big band arranged by Ernie Wilkins; there are short solos for several of the sidemen including altoist Norris Turney, James Moody on tenor and altoist Cannonball Adderley. However the main focus is on Peterson and he is in excellent form on such songs as "West Coast Blues," "Here's That Rainy Day," "Tricotism" and "Manteca," blending in very well with the orchestra.
Scott Yanow

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Oscar Peterson
Bursting Out with the All-Star Big Band !
Swinging Brass


1 Blues for Big Scotia (Oscar Peterson) 5:55
2 West Coast Blues (Wes Montgomery) 3:57
3 Here's That Rainy Day (Jimmy Heusen) 4:03
4 I Love You (Cole Porter) 2:39
5 Daahoud (Clifford Brown) 2:57
6 Tricrotism (Oscar Pettiford) 4:12
7 I'm Old Fashioned (Jerome Kern) 4:27
8 Young and Foolish (Arnold Horwitt) 4:51
9 Manteca (Luciano "Chano" Pozo) 4:04
10 Stockholm Sweetnin' (Jones) 4:02
11 Blues for Big Scotia (Peterson) 3:49
12 Close Your Eyes (Petkere) 4:34
13 The Spirit-Feel (Jackson) 4:35
14 Cubano Chant (Bryant) 4:02
15 Con Alma (Gillespie) 6:57
16 O.P. (Garcia, Peterson) 2:51
17 Little Pea's Blues (Peterson) 4:31
18 The Spirit-Feel [alt. take] (Jackson) 3:07

Tracks are listed in order they appeared on original LP
Master numbers insicate the order they were recorded in


Featuring, Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson, Clark Terry, Roy Eldridge, Ed Thigpen, Bud Shank, Bill Holman, Bob Cooper, Stu Williamson, James Moody, Jimmy Cleveland, Ernie Royal, Nat Adderley, Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, etc...

Recorded in New York City [# 1-9 - BUSTING OUT WITH THE ALL-STAR BIG BAND !] & in Hollywood [# 10-18 - SWINGING BRASS] ; between November 5, 1959 [# 10-18] & June 24, 1962 [# 1-9]


Melanchthon said...

boro boy said...

Brilliant post! Didn't know Oscar Peterson had ever recorded with a big band.

Baron said...

Thanks Mel

jazzfan1 said...

Can you re-up this one too?

Big thanks for all you do for us.