Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Oscar Peterson Trio At the Stratford Shakespearean Festival

Throughout the flow of the various albums that the Trio has completed, many critics and listeners have remarked that the feeling and swing of our group seldom have been captured on records. They also felt that the delicate and communicative rapport that they sensed at our in-person appearances was usually lost in the mechanical and cold confines of a recording studio. I am inclined to agree to the extent that our group performs much better, speaking in a sensitive vein, in places and under circumstances in which a live audience is involved. it is for this reason that l honestly believe that this recording of the Trio, at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival, is our best to date. Relatively speaking, everything was in our favour. First and foremost, the Trio was given two nights (which we shared with the Modern Jazz Quartet) in which to display a cross-section view of our musical wares. Second, the audiences our efforts, and it in no way hindered us. Third, we were aided by a very helpful John Lewis of the M.J.Q., who lent the engineer a hand in the control room in the monitoring of the trio. Knowing most of our arrangements from past dual appearances of the groups, John was able to foresee well in advance any change in the balance/ structure of the group...
Oscar Peterson, from the original liner notes (booklet)

Oscar Peterson
At the Stratford Shakespearean Festival

Tracks

1 Falling in Love with Love (Rodgers, Hart)  6:15
2 How About You ? (Lane, Freed)  5:53
3 Flamingo (Grouya, Anderson)  4:59
4 Swinging on a Star (VanHeusen, Burke)  5:33
5 Noreen's Nocturne (Peterson)  5:31
6 Gypsy in my Soul (Boland, Jaffe)  6:21
7 How High the Moon (Lewis, Hamilton)  9:41
8 Love You Madley (Ellington)  8:02
9 52nd Street (Monk)  4:12
10 Nuages (Reinhardt)  5:04
11 Daisy's Dream (Peterson)  13:25
12 Will You Still be Mine ? (Adair, Dennis)  3:27

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

Recorded at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival, Ontario, Canada ; August 7 [# 10-11] & August 8 [# 1-9], 1956 ; & at the Seattle Civic Auditorium, Seattle ; October 11, 1956 [# 12]

18 comments:

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slr in tx said...

It's the Monty Alexander Trio, only with Oscar Peterson!

Thanks, Mel

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alfred venison said...

thank you! -a.v.

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Stefano said...

Thanks!

francisco santos said...

BIG THX!...

Newlyner said...

Great post Mel. Many thanks.

deGallo said...
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deGallo said...

Great album I got it from somewhere earlier. If from you thank you.

adakun said...

Gracias Mel, excelentes músicos.

Anonymous said...

Thanks!

Kovina Kris said...

I have this album from you already but this version has one extra bonus cut so I'll do a D&R (download and replace). Thank you Mel!

daniel genovese said...

Thank you.

Kovina Kris said...

...I've also got to finally say it out loud. Herb Ellis's vocalizing behind his playing really bothers me. It really stands out on some of his albums and pretty much always on the live stuff. Anybody else feel that way?

Jazz Padd said...

Thanks for the share!

HEXIS said...

Great post Mel. Many thanks.

WOODY said...

Intro alone to "How High The Moon" is worth to listen to the rest. What a strong rhythm Oscar plays along, so the whole album is a real gem. Thank's for this treasure, very much appreciated!