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Essential Oscar Peterson: The Swinger
     

The Essential Oscar Peterson: The Swinger

by Oscar Peterson
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/03/1992
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731451717420
catalogNumber:
517174

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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

Bill Evans   Composer
Russell Garcia   Arranger
Gene Lees   Composer
Kenny Washington   Producer,Contributor
Ernie Wilkins   Arranger
Walter Gross   Composer
Michael Lang   Contributor
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Cliff Preiss   Contributor
Morris Secon   Contributor
Laura Levine   Artwork,Art Direction
Gary N. Mayo   Engineer
Alli Truch   Art Direction
Matt Brown   Contributor
Harvey Pekar   Liner Notes

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