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The Way I Really Play (Exclusively for My Friends, Vol. 3)

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
The third volume of Oscar Peterson's Exclusively for My Friends series, all recorded with an invited audience in the warm studio of producer Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer, features live trio sessions with bassist Sam Jones and drummer Bobby Durham. The program opens with an unusual medley of Ray Brown's "Waltzing Is Hip" played with gusto and a gently swinging "Satin Doll." The influence of Art Tatum is apparent during his intricate runs within "Love Is Here to Stay," while the multifaceted original "Sandy's Blues" dedicated to his wife combines a dark mood with a swinging setting. The lighthearted waltzing treatment of "Alice in Wonderland" is pure joy, while another original, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
The third volume of Oscar Peterson's Exclusively for My Friends series, all recorded with an invited audience in the warm studio of producer Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer, features live trio sessions with bassist Sam Jones and drummer Bobby Durham. The program opens with an unusual medley of Ray Brown's "Waltzing Is Hip" played with gusto and a gently swinging "Satin Doll." The influence of Art Tatum is apparent during his intricate runs within "Love Is Here to Stay," while the multifaceted original "Sandy's Blues" dedicated to his wife combines a dark mood with a swinging setting. The lighthearted waltzing treatment of "Alice in Wonderland" is pure joy, while another original, "Noreen's Nocturne," is simply a showstopper.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/2008
  • Label: Universal Japan
  • EAN: 4988005516763
  • Catalog Number: 9602

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Oscar Peterson Primary Artist, Piano
Bobby Durham Drums
Sam "Stovepipe No. 1" Jones Bass
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Oscar Peterson Composer
Gene Lees Original Liner Notes
Duke Ellington Composer
Sammy Fain Composer
Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer Engineer
Sepp Werkmeister Cover Photo
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