Nov 07, · Oscar Peterson's recordings on the Pablo label span the years from the '50s to the '70s and have long needed this type of lavish anthology. Over the course of four discs, you get to hear five tunes by the classic trio matching the peerless pianist with guitarist Herb Ellis and bassist Ray Brown.
This 3-CD album, recorded on tour in , is basically an updated Jazz at the Philharmonic session. In other words, an assortment of mainstream jazz stars, not all still in their prime, cranking out a non-stop string of solos on ballads, up tunes and bop standards/5(77).
Oscar Peterson said that he thought that the trio was very relaxed during this performance, and as a result, this recording was probably the best they had made to date. Listening to the CD, I can wholeheartedly agree with him, the drive from Ray Brown and Herb Ellis is first class and their solos match those of Oscar himself, At truly great CD!/5(28).
Sep 25, · The remarkable pianist Oscar Peterson had never been thought of that much as a composer, making this set of eight of his compositions a bit of a surprise when it was originally released. Now available on CD, Peterson's tribute to his native Canada includes several noteworthy pieces of which "Hogtown Blues" and "Wheatland" are best known.
The album's song selection provides an overview of Astaire's singing career although Astaire also demonstrates his tap dancing on three tracks and there is one informal instrumental Jam session.   Some later LP and CD re-issues add two versions of Oscar Peterson 's instrumental "The Astaire Blues.".