The History of an Artist, Vol. 1

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
It was only fitting that Oscar Peterson's first of his many recordings for Norman Granz's Pablo label would revisit the instrumental combinations he had utilized in the past. This two-CD set has all of the music originally included on three LPs a two-album set plus a single record and showcases the great pianist in duets with bassist Ray Brown, in trios that also include guitarists Irving Ashby, Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis and with other trios that feature such alumni as bassists Sam Jones, George Mraz and Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, guitarist Joe Pass and drummers Bobby Durham and Louis Hayes. The only fault with this consistently inventive and hard-swinging program is...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
It was only fitting that Oscar Peterson's first of his many recordings for Norman Granz's Pablo label would revisit the instrumental combinations he had utilized in the past. This two-CD set has all of the music originally included on three LPs a two-album set plus a single record and showcases the great pianist in duets with bassist Ray Brown, in trios that also include guitarists Irving Ashby, Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis and with other trios that feature such alumni as bassists Sam Jones, George Mraz and Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, guitarist Joe Pass and drummers Bobby Durham and Louis Hayes. The only fault with this consistently inventive and hard-swinging program is that the formats particularly those on the second disc are not in strictly chronological order. But musically the music which also features Peterson taking "Lady of the Lavender Mist" as an unaccompanied solo is superb.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/31/1993
  • Label: Pablo
  • UPC: 025218570220
  • Catalog Number: 2625702
  • Sales rank: 116,231

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 R.B. Blues - Ray Brown (3:55)
  2. 2 I Wished on the Moon - Ray Brown (7:36)
  3. 3 You Can Depend on Me - Ray Brown (6:55)
  4. 4 This Is Where It's At - Ray Brown (7:50)
  5. 5 Okie Blues - Ray Brown (8:45)
  6. 6 I Want to Be Happy - Ray Brown (4:20)
  7. 7 Texas Blues - Ray Brown (7:35)
  8. 8 Main Stem (5:10)
  9. 9 Don't Get Around Much Anymore (3:12)
  10. 10 Swamp Fire (2:52)
  11. 11 In a Sentimental Mood - Bobby Durham (5:09)
  12. 12 Greasy Blues - Bobby Durham (5:20)
  13. 13 Sweety Blues - Bobby Durham (2:59)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Gay's Blues - Bobby Durham (6:00)
  2. 2 The Good Life - Bobby Durham (5:15)
  3. 3 Richard's Round - Bobby Durham (4:20)
  4. 4 Lady Of The Lavender Mist (4:15)
  5. 5 Wes' Tune - Ray Brown (6:37)
  6. 6 Reunion Blues (8:50)
  7. 7 When Your Lover Has Gone - Ray Brown (7:20)
  8. 8 Five O'Clock Whistle - Bobby Durham (4:07)
  9. 9 Old Folks - Bobby Durham (4:43)
  10. 10 Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me) - Ray Brown (4:20)
  11. 11 Tenderly - Ray Brown (9:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Oscar Peterson Primary Artist, Piano
Herb Ellis Guitar, Track Performer
Ella Fitzgerald Vocals
Louis Hayes Drums, Track Performer
Sam Jones Bass, Track Performer
Barney Kessel Guitar, Track Performer
Joe Pass Guitar, Track Performer
Irving Ashby Guitar, Track Performer
Ray Brown Bass, Track Performer
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen Bass
George Mraz Bass, Track Performer
Bobby Durham Drums
Technical Credits
Ruth Brown Composer
Joe Pass Contributor
Oscar Peterson Contributor
Josef Myrow Composer
Norman Granz Producer
Kim Gannon Composer
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen Contributor
Phil Carroll Artwork
Benny Green Liner Notes
Gene Irwin Composer
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