Oscar Peterson

Plays Cole Porter (37045)

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Plays Cole Porter

Oscar Peterson

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Plays Cole Porter

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INCLUDES 1 BONUS TRACKS

"Oscar Peterson Plays the Cole Porter Songbook" marked the pianist’s second album dedicated exclusively to Porter’s compositions (he had first tried a similar concept in 1952 when his trio included Ray Brown on bass and Barney Kessel on guitar).

This 1959 LP, however, is considered one of his best albums ever and features his star trio with Brown again on bass, and Ed Thigpen on drums. In this line of Songbooks by famous composers, Peterson had also recorded a kind of homage to the repertoire of Frank Sinatra that same year, on which he had also included a Cole Porter song, “I Get a Kick out of You”, which has been added here as a bonus. Ron Wynn gave Oscar Peterson Plays the Cole Porter Songbook a rating of four and a half stars in All Music Guide, stating that, “With Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums, Oscar Peterson reworks Cole Porter and says something original and distinctive. Highlights include ‘Love for Sale’, ‘Night and Day’, and ‘I Love Paris’.”

PERSONNEL:

OSCAR PETERSON, piano
RAY BROWN, bass
ED THIGPEN, drums

Chicago, July 21-August 1, 1959.

B7 BONUS TRACK: Same personnel. Paris, France, May 18, 1959.
Originally issued on the LP A Jazz Portrait of Frank Sinatra.

SIDE A:

01 IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT
02 IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH ME
03 LOVE FOR SALE
04 JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS
05 I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN
06 EVERY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE

SIDE B:

01 NIGHT AND DAY
02 EASY TO LOVE
03 WHY CAN’T YOU BEHAVE
04 I LOVE PARIS
05 I CONCENTRATE ON YOU
06 IT’S DE-LOVELY
07 I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU