Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Oscar Peterson Plays My Fair Lady & The Music from Fiorello !

This 1994 CD reissue combines two previously released LPs on which the Oscar Peterson Trio essayed the music of Broadway musicals. Peterson began playing "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" with the same wistful tone that the stage version had, then abruptly went into a much livelier style, as if to assert his improvisational prerogative. He didn't look back from there, taking, for example, the driving "Show Me" and turning it into a slow ballad. Since the Fiorello! songs have turned out to be less memorable than those from My Fair Lady, Peterson's interpretations seem even more radical, though it may simply be that, since they are melodically less compelling, the jazz musicians felt the need to impose more of their own ideas. In both cases, it is possible to enjoy the music afresh.
William Ruhlmann

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Oscar Peterson
My Fair Lady
The Music from Fiorello !


1 I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face (Lerner, Loewe)  6:34
2 Get Me to the Church on Time (Lerner, Loewe)  6:42
3 Show Me (Hynde, Lala, Lerner, Loewe, Rodgers, Seal, Sondheim, Tex)  6:19
4 I Could Have Danced All Night (Lerner, Loewe)  5:18
5 On the Street Where You Live (Lerner, Loewe)  5:31
6 Wouldn't It Be Loverly ? (Lerner,Loewe)  5:32
7 The Rain in Spain (Lerner, Loewe)  3:50
8 When Did I Fall in Love ? (Bock, Harnick)  4:30
9 Little Tin Box (Bock, Harnick)  4:13
10 Home Again (Bock, Harnick)  3:01
11 Till Tomorrow (Bock, Harnick)  2:40
12 Politics and Poker (Bock, Harnick)  4:12
13 Gentleman Jimmy (Bock, Harnick)  3:27
14 Unfair (Belmonte, Bock, Harnick, Lee)  3:53
15 On the Side of Angels (Bock, Harnick)  6:33
16 Where Do I Go from Here ? (Bock, Harnick)  4:23

[# 1-7]
Oscar Peterson - p
Ray Brown - b
Gene Gammage - dr
Recorded Recorded in New York City ; November 20 & 21, 1958
[# 8-16]
Same as above, except
Ed Thigpen - dr, replaces Gammage
Recorded in Los Angeles ; January 1960


ita diegues said...

Gracias Melanchthon.

Philo said...

Wonderful stuff! It is amazing how many jazz standards have come from tunes written for Broadway musicals.

Thanks Mel.

Bill said...

Fine Peterson, thanks, Mel.

Jude-n-Sue said...

Stellar! We collect the jazz interpretations of Broadway musicals that were standard issue back in the day, and this was a pair on our wish list. Thanks.

Melanchthon said...

Adrian said...

Thanks a lot.
Please include zyppyshare too in your choices.