Friday, August 4, 2017

Oscar Peterson - Chronological Classics (1952, vol. 3)

This is the seventh volume in the Classics Oscar Peterson chronology. It contains 22 excellent tracks recorded in Los Angeles during the last two months of 1952. By this time, producer Norman Granz was firmly committed to his lifelong mission, which was to make as many recordings of Oscar Peterson as humanly possible. Granz was obeying his best instincts, and posterity should be grateful that he had the wherewithal to record so many hours of intimate Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson on miles and miles of magnetic tape. This particular segment of the Oscar Peterson story is uncommonly wonderful. Teamed with guitarist Barney Kessel and bassist Ray Brown, he concentrated upon five of the 20th century's greatest composers : Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Throughout what has got to be one of this artist's most dependable and recommendable reissue compilations the listener will find excellent music for dining, dancing, relaxation, reflection, rumination and meditative noctambulation.
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Oscar Peterson
Chronological Classics
1952, vol. 3


1 Anything Goes (Porter)  2:56
2 I've Got You Under My Skin (Porter)  2:30
3 Fascinatin' Rhythm (Gershwin)  2:56
4 Cheek to Cheek (Berlin)  3:03
5 I've Got It Bad and That's Ain't Good (Ellington, Webster)  3:12
6 In a Mellow Tone (Ellington)  3:07
7 I Love You (Porter)  3:06
8 Somebody Loves You (Gershwin)  3:22
9 I Was Doin' All Right (Gershwin)  2:42
10 In the Still of the Night (Porter)  3:01
11 Every Time We Say Goodbye (Porter)  3:26
12 Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin' (Ellington, Gaines, Strayhorn)  3:43
13 Begin the Beguine (Porter)  3:12
14 So Near and Yet So Far (Porter)  3:21
15 Blue Skies (Berlin)  3:03
16 Take the 'A' Train (Strayhorn)  3:14
17 Sophisticated Lady (Ellington, Mills, Parish)  2:59
18 Cottontail (Ellington)  3:51
19 Prelude to a Kiss (Ellington, Gordon, Mills)  3:27
20 Things Ain't What They Used to Be (Ellington)  3:13
21 Rockin' in Rhythm (Ellington, Carney)  2:54
22 Never No Lament (Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me) (Ellington, Russell)  2:48


Oscar Peterson - p
Barney Kessel - g
Ray Brown - b

Recorded in Los Angeles ; November/December, 1952


Albertito Jazz said...

Gracias Melanchthon!

neil said...

A classic trio! Many thanks, mel...

daniel genovese said...

Thanks you!

jose arboleda said...

Muchas gracias.

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you, Mel

deGallo said...

Nice! Thank you.

steve said...

Thanks for this Mel!

Melanchthon said...

slr in tx said...

Thanks, Mel! Ever dependable.

Jazz Padd said...

Wow, Peterson, Kessel and Brown. Top notch stuff!

Kovina Kris said...

Wow. Super excited to add this OP Trio Chronological album to the collection. If I had to choose one jazz pianist it would be Oscar.