Verve Jazz Masters 16

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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Vol. 16 of the Verve Jazz Masters series features pianist Oscar Peterson, who recorded prolifically for them from his start in the early '50s up to the early '70s. A single CD could never do Peterson justice, but this one, featuring 15 solid tracks, is evenly balanced between trio and guitar-accented small ensembles, with three big-band tracks added in. The hottest numbers are "Woody 'n You," his original (one of only three of his compositions) "Evrev," and "The Honeydripper." The jazz orchestras nearly consume Peterson during "West Coast Blues," "O.P.," and the stringy "Someday My Prince Will Come." No matter; it's the brilliant voice that listeners admire and are ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Vol. 16 of the Verve Jazz Masters series features pianist Oscar Peterson, who recorded prolifically for them from his start in the early '50s up to the early '70s. A single CD could never do Peterson justice, but this one, featuring 15 solid tracks, is evenly balanced between trio and guitar-accented small ensembles, with three big-band tracks added in. The hottest numbers are "Woody 'n You," his original (one of only three of his compositions) "Evrev," and "The Honeydripper." The jazz orchestras nearly consume Peterson during "West Coast Blues," "O.P.," and the stringy "Someday My Prince Will Come." No matter; it's the brilliant voice that listeners admire and are awed by that always shines through, and even though his discography for Verve is gigantic, this remains a good place to start, especially for the student or novice to Peterson's genius.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/19/1994
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731451632020
  • Catalog Number: 516320
  • Sales rank: 281,919

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Night Train (4:50)
  2. 2 Woody 'n You (3:47)
  3. 3 Willow Weep for Me (3:18)
  4. 4 Younger Than Springtime (5:27)
  5. 5 West Coast Blues (4:01)
  6. 6 Love for Sale (3:27)
  7. 7 Noreen's Nocturne (5:23)
  8. 8 O.P. (2:52)
  9. 9 Blues Etude (5:20)
  10. 10 Gal in Calico (5:54)
  11. 11 D & E (5:11)
  12. 12 Bossa Beguine (3:54)
  13. 13 Evrev (4:24)
  14. 14 The Honeydripper (2:22)
  15. 15 Someday My Prince Will Come (2:52)
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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
Slide Hampton Trombone
Louis Hayes Drums
Sam Jones Bass
Barney Kessel Guitar
Melba Liston Trombone
James Moody Reeds
Jerome Richardson Reeds
Julius Watkins French Horn
Russell Garcia Conductor
Seldon Powell Reeds
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Ed Thigpen Drums
Wilkins Conductor
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
Garcia Conductor
Nelson Riddle Conductor
Jimmy Nottingham Trumpet
Morris Secon French Horn
Snooky Young Trumpet
Technical Credits
David Dunn Liner Notes
Russell Garcia Arranger
Wilkins Arranger
Norman Granz Producer
Jim Davis Producer
Ernie Wilkins Arranger
Garcia Arranger
Michael Lang Compilation Supervisor
Aric Lach Morrison Producer
Nelson Riddle Arranger
Jon Schapiro Producer
Fred Burkhardt Producer
Andrew Nicholas Mastering
Sheryl Lutz-Brown Art Direction
Richard S. Sherman Producer
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