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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Oscar Peterson has stated that he feels his MPS recordings are his finest. That is quite a statement considering the huge amount of records that the pianist has produced through the past 50 years. This four-CD set reissues the music from six of his MPS LPs: Action, Girl Talk, The Way I Really Play, My Favorite Instrument, Mellow Mood, and Travelin' On. While some of the performances feature the 1963 trio he had with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen, most of the music dates from 1967-1968 and matches Peterson with bassist Sam Jones and either Louis Hayes or Bobby Durham on drums. A special treat is Peterson's first unaccompanied solo album, which fills up the final ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Oscar Peterson has stated that he feels his MPS recordings are his finest. That is quite a statement considering the huge amount of records that the pianist has produced through the past 50 years. This four-CD set reissues the music from six of his MPS LPs: Action, Girl Talk, The Way I Really Play, My Favorite Instrument, Mellow Mood, and Travelin' On. While some of the performances feature the 1963 trio he had with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen, most of the music dates from 1967-1968 and matches Peterson with bassist Sam Jones and either Louis Hayes or Bobby Durham on drums. A special treat is Peterson's first unaccompanied solo album, which fills up the final CD. Peterson's many fans know what to expect in this set, while other listeners need to discover him to realize what all of the fuss was about. Quite simply, Oscar Peterson has long been one of the greatest pianists the world has ever known; this reissue offers plenty of proof.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/17/1992
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731451383021
  • Catalog Number: 513830
  • Sales rank: 37,306

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Oscar Peterson Primary Artist, Piano
Louis Hayes Drums
Sam Jones Bass
Ed Thigpen Drums
Ray Brown Bass
Bobby Durham Drums
Technical Credits
Gil Fuller Composer
Dizzy Gillespie Composer
Illinois Jacquet Composer
Sir Charles Thompson Composer
Chano Pozo Composer
Benny Carter Composer
Johnny Mandel Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Spencer Williams Composer
Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer Producer, Engineer
Baldur Bockhoff Liner Notes
George Brunner-Schwer Producer, Engineer
T. B. Harms Composer
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