The History of an Artist, Vol. 1

The History of an Artist, Vol. 1

by Oscar Peterson


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The History of an Artist, Vol. 1

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/31/1993
Label: Pablo
UPC: 0025218570220
catalogNumber: 2625702

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
Josef Myrow   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer
Kim Gannon   Composer
Phil Carroll   Artwork
Benny Green   Liner Notes
Gene Irwin   Composer

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