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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Classical violinist Itzhak Perlman is not a jazz improviser, so this meeting with the Oscar Peterson Quartet is more a loving tribute to the melodies ten veteran standards plus two Peterson originals than a strong jazz date. While Perlman sticks closely to the themes, one's attention focuses much more on Peterson, who had suffered a serious stroke a few years earlier and had been inactive ever since. Peterson sounds healthy in his supportive role, and although it is doubtful if he sweat much during this relaxed music, his apparent comeback is great news. Guitarist Herb Ellis has the most rewarding solos, although his spots are short.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Classical violinist Itzhak Perlman is not a jazz improviser, so this meeting with the Oscar Peterson Quartet is more a loving tribute to the melodies ten veteran standards plus two Peterson originals than a strong jazz date. While Perlman sticks closely to the themes, one's attention focuses much more on Peterson, who had suffered a serious stroke a few years earlier and had been inactive ever since. Peterson sounds healthy in his supportive role, and although it is doubtful if he sweat much during this relaxed music, his apparent comeback is great news. Guitarist Herb Ellis has the most rewarding solos, although his spots are short.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/23/1994
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408334122
  • Catalog Number: 83341
  • Sales rank: 64,558

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dark Eyes (6:08)
  2. 2 Stormy Weather (4:50)
  3. 3 Georgia on My Mind (5:42)
  4. 4 Blue Skies (4:43)
  5. 5 Misty (5:34)
  6. 6 Mack the Knife (3:29)
  7. 7 Nighttime (6:13)
  8. 8 I Loves You, Porgy (4:47)
  9. 9 On the Trail (4:33)
  10. 10 Yours Is My Heart Alone (5:24)
  11. 11 Makin' Whoopee (4:44)
  12. 12 Why Think About Tomorrow? (5:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Oscar Peterson Primary Artist, Piano, Track Performer
Itzhak Perlman Violin, Track Performer
Herb Ellis Guitar
Grady Tate Drums
Ray Brown Bass
Technical Credits
Marc Blitzstein Composer
George Gershwin Composer
Franz Lehár Composer
Kurt Weill Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Erroll Garner Composer
Bertolt Brecht Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Elaine Martone Producer
Jack Renner Engineer
Robert Woods Producer
DuBose Heyward Composer
Harold Adamson Composer
Beda Fritz Loehner Composer
Ferde Grofé Composer
Public Domain Composer
Ludwig Herzer Composer
Jamali Carthorn Composer
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