The Legendary Oscar Peterson Trio Live at the Blue Noteby Oscar Peterson Trio
Pianist Oscar Peterson had a reunion with guitarist Herb Ellis and bassist Ray Brown at a well-publicized get-together at New York's Blue Note in March 1990. The trio (his regular group of the late '50s) was augmented by Peterson's late-'60s drummer Bobby Durham for spirited performances. Rather than using their complex arrangements of the past, the pianist and his alumni simply jammed through the performances and the results are quite rewarding. On the first of four CDs released by Telarc, the quartet performs "Honeysuckle Rose," a ballad medley, three of the pianist's originals and "Sweet Georgia Brown." As this and the other CDs in the series show, the magic was still there.
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Performance CreditsOscar Peterson Primary Artist,Piano,Track Performer
Herb Ellis Guitar,Track Performer
Ray Brown Bass,Track Performer
Bobby Durham Drums,Track Performer
Technical CreditsLeonard Feather Liner Notes
Jack Renner Engineer
Robert Woods Producer,Executive Producer
Ian Grant Composer
Ray Kirschensteiner Art Direction
Lionel Rand Composer
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Oscar Peterson has been a fixture on the jazz scene for many years. This album is a good example of him in a piano-guitar-drums trio format in which all personnel shine together as well as solo. It's a live recording, which adds to the excitement. Check out ''Blues for Big Scotia'' and the ''I Remember You'' triology to get a flavor. This one is a winner.