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Roy Eldridge, Sonny Stitt and Jo Jones at Newport
     

Roy Eldridge, Sonny Stitt and Jo Jones at Newport

by Oscar Peterson
 
The Oscar Peterson Trio, with guitarist Herb Ellis and bassist Ray Brown, is the primary focus of this live set from the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival. Peterson, with his usual strong chops on piano, starts with a flourish with a furious take of "Will You Still Be Mine," followed by a warm tribute to

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The Oscar Peterson Trio, with guitarist Herb Ellis and bassist Ray Brown, is the primary focus of this live set from the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival. Peterson, with his usual strong chops on piano, starts with a flourish with a furious take of "Will You Still Be Mine," followed by a warm tribute to trumpeter Clifford Brown (who had died in a car wreck at the age of 25 only the previous year) in the form of a somewhat laid-back interpretation of Brown's already popular "Joy Spring." The trio's lively arrangement of the obscure pop song "Gal in Calico" centers around Brown's amusing solo. The turbo-charged performance of "52nd Street Theme" is absolutely breathtaking. Saxophonist Sonny Stitt, trumpeter Roy Eldridge, and drummer Jo Jones are added for the remainder of the set, culminating with a blazing finale, "Roy's Son," which is a reworking of the changes to "I Got Rhythm." Last reissued as a Verve LP in 1973, this long unavailable recording is well worth acquiring.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/07/2007
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0602517416093
catalogNumber:
000952602

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Performance Credits

Oscar Peterson   Primary Artist,Piano
Roy Eldridge   Trumpet
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Jo Jones   Drums
Sonny Stitt   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ray Brown   Bass

Technical Credits

Roy Eldridge   Composer
Sonny Stitt   Composer
Vernon Duke   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Burt Goldblatt   Cover Photo
Hollis King   Art Direction
Bill Simon   Liner Notes
Ann Ronell   Composer
Tom Adair   Composer
Sachico Asano   Graphic Design

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