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And the Oscar Peterson Quartet
     

And the Oscar Peterson Quartet

by Oscar Peterson Quartet
 

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The first six selections on this CD are from a long-out-of-print LP featuring the brilliant clarinetist Buddy DeFranco with the Oscar Peterson Quartet (Peterson's trio plus drummer Louie Bellson). While the six selections are all standards, DeFranco and Peterson produce

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The first six selections on this CD are from a long-out-of-print LP featuring the brilliant clarinetist Buddy DeFranco with the Oscar Peterson Quartet (Peterson's trio plus drummer Louie Bellson). While the six selections are all standards, DeFranco and Peterson produce plenty of fireworks with the majority of the numbers being taken up-tempo. DeFranco sounds flawless on clarinet, making it sound so easy to play lightning-fast runs; few other clarinetists have ever come close. The final selection, a very long and extremely up-tempo version of "Lullaby in Rhythm," was released domestically in The Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions. It has the same five musicians plus trombonist Bill Harris, Flip Phillips on tenor and both Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie on trumpets. Peterson really romps through his four-minute opening solo and surprisingly, Harris has no difficulty with the ridiculous tempo, nor does Phillips. The two trumpeters both struggle a bit (particularly Eldridge) before the song finally ends at over 23-and-a-half minutes. While that jam is available elsewhere, it is fun to hear, and the rest of this CD both borders on the classic and was formerly rare. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/10/2006
Label:
Original Long Play
UPC:
4011222229694
catalogNumber:
222969

Tracks

  1. Sweet and Lovely
  2. Fascinating Rhythm
  3. Love for Sale
  4. Easy to Love
  5. Pick Yourself Up
  6. They Can't Take That Away from Me
  7. Lullaby in Rhythm

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Oscar Peterson Quartet   Primary Artist
Louie Bellson   Drums
Buddy DeFranco   Clarinet
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet
Bill Harris   Trombone
Oscar Peterson   Piano
Flip Phillips   Tenor Saxophone
Ray Brown   Bass

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Edgar Sampson   Composer
Gus Arnheim   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Walter Hirsch   Composer
Jules LeMare (Chas. N. Daniels)   Composer
Harry Tobias   Composer
Clarence Profit   Composer

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