Oscar Peterson Plays My Fair Lady & The Music from Fiorello!

Oscar Peterson Plays My Fair Lady & The Music from Fiorello!

by Oscar Peterson Trio
     
 
This 1994 CD reissue combines two previously released LPs on which the Oscar Peterson Trio essayed the music of Broadway musicals. Peterson began playing "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" with the same wistful tone that the stage version had, then abruptly went into a much livelier style, as if to assert his improvisational prerogative. He didn't look back from

Overview

This 1994 CD reissue combines two previously released LPs on which the Oscar Peterson Trio essayed the music of Broadway musicals. Peterson began playing "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" with the same wistful tone that the stage version had, then abruptly went into a much livelier style, as if to assert his improvisational prerogative. He didn't look back from there, taking, for example, the driving "Show Me" and turning it into a slow ballad. Since the Fiorello! songs have turned out to be less memorable than those from My Fair Lady, Peterson's interpretations seem even more radical, though it may simply be that, since they are melodically less compelling, the jazz musicians felt the need to impose more of their own ideas. In both cases, it is possible to enjoy the music afresh.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/26/1994
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731452167729
catalogNumber:
521677

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Tracks

  1. I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
  2. Get Me to the Church on Time
  3. Show Me
  4. I Could Have Danced All Night
  5. On the Street Where You Live
  6. Wouldn't It Be Loverly?
  7. The Rain in Spain
  8. When Did I Fall in Love?
  9. Little Tin Box
  10. Home Again
  11. Till Tomorrow
  12. Politics and Poker
  13. Gentleman Jimmy
  14. Unfair
  15. On the Side of Angels
  16. Where Do I Go from Here?

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