The Essential Oscar Peterson: The Swinger

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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
It's impossible to find a small group of Oscar Peterson's tracks and call them absolute or essential. What the pianist did for the Verve label is too large to pare it down and edit into so brief a collection. These 13 selections give a good overview, and should tempt people just discovering Peterson and provide an incentive to purchase more. Quite a bit of this consists of his extraordinary trio sides, with a few small ensembles and a big-band track included. Almost all of it is energetic save the ballad "Tenderly," and your hear the virtuosic maestro best during "Something's Coming," "March Past," and "Seven Come Eleven." This was a very fruitful period for Peterson ...
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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
It's impossible to find a small group of Oscar Peterson's tracks and call them absolute or essential. What the pianist did for the Verve label is too large to pare it down and edit into so brief a collection. These 13 selections give a good overview, and should tempt people just discovering Peterson and provide an incentive to purchase more. Quite a bit of this consists of his extraordinary trio sides, with a few small ensembles and a big-band track included. Almost all of it is energetic save the ballad "Tenderly," and your hear the virtuosic maestro best during "Something's Coming," "March Past," and "Seven Come Eleven." This was a very fruitful period for Peterson before he went to the MPS and Pablo labels, but this CD only scratches a very wide surface.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/3/1992
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731451717420
  • Catalog Number: 517174

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Something's Coming (3:51)
  2. 2 Blues for Big Scotia (5:55)
  3. 3 People (3:32)
  4. 4 Tour's End (4:54)
  5. 5 Con Alma (6:55)
  6. 6 Tangerine (4:30)
  7. 7 March Past (3:21)
  8. 8 Tenderly (5:37)
  9. 9 On Green Dolphin Street (7:25)
  10. 10 Gravy Waltz (4:24)
  11. 11 Seven Come Eleven (3:46)
  12. 12 Waltz for Debby (5:52)
  13. 13 Brotherhood of Man (3:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Oscar Peterson Primary Artist, Piano
Cannonball Adderley Reeds
Nat Adderley Trumpet
Jimmy Cleveland Trombone
Roy Eldridge Trumpet
Herb Ellis Guitar
Stan Getz Tenor Saxophone
Slide Hampton Trombone
Milt Jackson Vibes
Barney Kessel Guitar
Melba Liston Trombone
Jerome Richardson Reeds
Julius Watkins French Horn
Russell Garcia Conductor
Seldon Powell Reeds
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Ed Thigpen Drums
Norris Turney Reeds
Britt Woodman Trombone
Willie Ruff French Horn
Ray Alonge French Horn
Ray Brown Bass
James Buffington French Horn
Don Butterfield Tuba
Clark Terry Trumpet
George Dorsey Reeds
Ernie Wilkins Conductor
Paul Faulise Trombone
Jimmy Nottingham Trumpet
Morris Secon French Horn
Snooky Young Trumpet
Jud "Cannonball Adderley" Brotherly Reeds
Technical Credits
Neal Schon Composer
Bill Evans Composer
Russell Garcia Arranger
Gene Lees Composer
Gregg Rolie Composer
Kenny Washington Producer, Contributor
Aynsley Dunbar Composer
Ernie Wilkins Arranger
Walter Gross Composer
Michael Lang Contributor
Jack Lawrence Composer
Cliff Preiss Contributor
Morris Secon Contributor
Harvey Pekar Liner Notes
Laura Levine Artwork, Art Direction
Gary N. Mayo Engineer, Remastering
Alli Truch Art Direction
Matt Brown Contributor
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