This CD presents the complete Zurich set of the Oscar Peterson Trio, comprised of Peterson, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen. During the Zurich concert, Peterson showed off his virtuoso playing in two upbeat numbers (Bock/Harnick’s “Politics And Poker”- a rare selection from the musical Fiorello! - and Clifford Brown’s crowd-pleasing bop tune “Daahoud”). But these fast tunes were contrasted by two great, expansive, and beautifully arranged ballads (Dizzy Gillespie’s neo-baroque “Con Alma” and “The Maidens Of Cadiz” after Léo Delibes). Two medium-paced tunes (Duke Jordan’s “Jordu” and Ray Bryant’s Latin number “Cubano Chant”) completed the set. The complexity of the ballads demonstrates that Peterson’s musicality was not only the product of fast finger.
OSCAR PETERSON TRIO
OSCAR PETERSON, piano RAY BROWN, bass ED THIGPEN, drums
Recorded at Kongresshaus, Zürichm April 8, 1960.
01. Introduction by Norma .Grantz 02. Jordu 03. Cubano Chant 04. Con Alma 05. Politics and Poker 06. The Maidens of Cadiz 07. Dahoud