Friday, August 4, 2017

Oscar Peterson - A Tribute to My Friends

Pianist Oscar Peterson recorded so many albums for Pablo during 1972-83 that it must have been rather difficult for him to come up with fresh material and ideas for records. However this CD, which features songs associated with nine of his associates (ranging from Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday to Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald and Lester Young) features a variety of tunes that Peterson had not played that much through the years. With the assistance of guitarist Joe Pass, bassist Niels Pedersen and drummer Martin Drew, Peterson sounds inspired on such themes as "Blueberry Hill," "Stuffy," "Cottontail" and even "A Tisket, a Tasket."
Scott Yanow

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 Oscar Peterson
A Tribute to My Friends


1 Blueberry Hill (Lewis, Rose, Stock)  4:41
2 Sometimes I'm Happy (Grey, Robin, Youmans)  6:28
3 Stuffy (Hawkins)  5:53
4 Birk's Works (Gillespie)  2:37
5 Cotton Tail (Ellington)  3:12
6 Lover Man (Davis, Ramirez, Sherman)  5:22
7 A-Tisket, A-Tasket (Alexander, Fitzgerald)  4:26
8 Rockin' Chair (Carmichael)  5:32
9 Now's the Time (Parker)  7:20


Oscar Peterson -p
Joe Pass - g
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - b
Martin Drew - dr

Recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California ; November 8, 1983


swamielmo said...

thnaks melanchthon, joe pass neils-henning pedersen and oscar . too cool

velobrewer said...

What a great quartet -- let's see if they bring some new life to these well worn standards. I'll bet they do. thanks.

jazzfriend said...

Hermoso album, gracias otra vez Melanchthon.

Saludos desde Chile

Sandflyer said...

Forgive me if I treat this as a Joe Pass album...
Many thanks :-)

Fred Archtop said...

Thank you so much Mel.

Mikel Hal said...


Melanchthon said...

Starchild said...

Many thanks Mel!

slr in tx said...

Thanks, Mel. Your choices continue to delight.

(any chance for some Jess Stacy sides?)

daniel genovese said...

Thank you.

Jazz Padd said...

Joe and Oscar, can't be beat.

Anonymous said...

I miss these guys so much, they left way too early, Oscar in 2007, Niels in 2005, Jim in 2013, Marin in 2010, just a moment ago, they all are a gift i shall never forget. Thank you dear MM.

Kovina Kris said...

I've got this one but these old Pablo albums are always excellent.