Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Oscar Peterson - Blues Etude

This CD reissue finds pianist Oscar Peterson at a transitional point in his career. Louis Hayes was the new drummer in his trio and, although veteran Ray Brown is on bass during the earlier of the two sessions, by 1966 he would depart after 15 years and be replaced by Sam Jones. However, the basic sound of the Oscar Peterson Trio remained unchanged (Peterson was the dominant voice anyway) and the personality of the group remained intact. Peterson contributed three originals (including the hard-swinging title cut) to this program and also sounds typically fine on "Let's Fall in Love," "The Shadow of Your Smile," "If I Were a Bell," and a definitive version of "Stella by Starlight."
Scott Yanow

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Oscar Peterson
Blues Etude


1 Blues Etude (Peterson)  5:21
2 Shelley's World (Traut)  5:19
3 Let's Fall in Love (Arlen, Koehler)  3:52
4 The Shadow of Your Smile (Mandel, Webster)  5:03
5 If I Were a Bell (Loesser)  5:08
6 Stella by Starlight (Washington, Young)  4:42
7 Bossa Beguine (Peterson)  3:57
8 L' Impossible (Peterson)  5:23
9 I Know Oh So Well (Brown, Langdoni)  3:49

[# 1-4]
Oscar Peterson - p
Sam Jones - b
Louis Hayes - dr
Recorded May 4, 1966
[# 5-9]
Oscar Peterson - p
Ray Brown - b
Louis Hayes - dr
Recorded December 3, 1965


Melanchthon said...

cvllos said...

Thank you, Melanchthon!

Bhowani said...

Thank you beaucoup !

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!