Monday, March 7, 2011

Oscar Peterson Trio at the Concertgebouw

Although the music on this CD was originally said to be recorded in Europe, it actually comes from a Chicago concert. But despite the geographical mixups, the music is consistently brilliant and often wondrous. The trio of Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, and Ray Brown had been together for over four years, and these would be among the threesome's last (and finest) recordings. The very tricky arrangements sandwiched remarkable solos, with pianist Peterson sounding especially inspired. Together with the Stratford Shakespearean CD of the previous year, this set features the trio at the peak of its powers. Highlights include "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Budo," and "Daahoud."
Scott Yanow
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Oscar Peterson
At the Concertgebouw ?


1 The Lady Is a Tramp (Hart, Rodgers) 4:50
2 Daahoud (Brown) 2:33
3 We'll Be Together Again (Fischer, Laine) 9:20
4 Bags' Groove (Jackson) 4:26
5 Budo (Davis, Powell) 6:26
6 I've Got the World on a String (Arlen, Koehler) 6:57
7 When Lights Are Low (Carter, Williams) 4:02
8 Evrev (Peterson) 4:18

Oscar Peterson - p
Herb Ellis - g
Ray Brown - b

Recorded in performance at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland ; September 29, 1957


Melanchthon said...

LaroSwing said...

Thank you. Herb + Oscar always make my day!