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Live at the Blue Note [Box Set]
     

Live at the Blue Note [Box Set]

by Oscar Peterson Trio
 
This four-disc box set features the historic reunion of the Oscar Peterson Trio (Peterson, bassist Ray Brown, and guitarist Herb Ellis), who were playing together for all practical purposes for the first time in over 30 years at the Blue Note in March 16-18, 1990. Drummer

Overview

This four-disc box set features the historic reunion of the Oscar Peterson Trio (Peterson, bassist Ray Brown, and guitarist Herb Ellis), who were playing together for all practical purposes for the first time in over 30 years at the Blue Note in March 16-18, 1990. Drummer Bobby Durham -- who had played with Peterson's band from 1967-1970 -- augments the lineup, making this nothing less than a stellar quartet. For the first time, the four albums taped on these nights have been issued together and they include The Legendary Oscar Peterson Trio Live at the Blue Note, Saturday Night at the Blue Note, Last Call at the Blue Note, and Encore at the Blue Note. The box has been specially priced and sells for the price of a two-disc set. Musically speaking, this is Peterson at his peak, and his sidemen, all into their sixties at the time of these dates, just plain shine. These dates were recorded before Peterson's hip replacement surgery or his stroke, unlike the 1993 recordings at the same venue. What shows here is not only experience but swagger, strut, grit, and the finesse only master jazzmen can muster. Whether it's the burning "Honeysuckle Rose," with killer counterpoint between Peterson and Ellis, the understated ostinato in the medley of "Love Ballad/If You Only Knew" that shifts into a shimmering exercise in harmonic extension and rhythmic invention, or in the fresh, insightful, and eye-opening readings of standards such as "Billie's Bounce" or "I Wished on the Moon," the effect is the same: electrifying. In fact, these dates count among Peterson's finest live offerings, and sparkle with inspiration, humor, and stunning soulful vibe. In addition to the music, the sound of the venue and its atmosphere is captured here to stunning, warm effect, making these concerts feel immediate and accessible. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/2004
Label:
Telarc
UPC:
0089408361722
catalogNumber:
83617

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Oscar Peterson   Primary Artist,Piano
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Ray Brown   Bass,Double Bass
Bobby Durham   Drums

Technical Credits

Franz Lehár   Composer
Milt Jackson   Composer
Thad Jones   Composer
Oscar Peterson   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Dorothy Parker   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Ben Bernie   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Walter Gross   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Jack Renner   Engineer
David Rose   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Robert Woods   Executive Producer
Ian Grant   Composer
Anilda Carrasquillo   Art Direction
Willard Robison   Composer
Alyn Shipton   Liner Notes
Robert Sour   Composer
Frank Eyton   Composer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Kenneth Casey   Composer
Victor Schertzinger   Composer
Dedette Lee Hill   Composer
Milton Samuels   Composer
Clement Wells   Composer
Caesar Petrillo   Composer
Lionel Rand   Composer

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