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MINI-LP PAPERSLEEVE EDITION
INCLUDES 5 BONUS TRACKS
This release presents the complete original album "Night Train" (Verve V6-538), one of the many masterpieces recorded by the classic Oscar Peterson Trio with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen. Particularly focused on Duke Ellington compositions, this LP also features the earliest version of Peterson’s own “Hymn to Freedom”. This was one of Peterson’s most commercially successful albums ever!
As a bonus, five previous versions by Peterson of songs from the album, all of them performed in a trio format with Ray Brown on bass. The third chair features Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis alternating on guitar, and, on the three final tunes, Ed Thigpen again on drums.
OSCAR PETERSON, piano
RAY BROWN, bass
ED THIGPEN, drums
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, December 16, 1962.
*BONUS TRACKS [12-16]:
(12): Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b), Buddy Rich (d). Los Angeles, December 27, 1955.
(13-14): Same personnel as 1-11. Chicago, July 21-August 1, 1959.
(15): Same personnel as 1-11. Live at the London House, Chicago, July 28, 1961.
(16): Same personnel as 1-11 except Barney Kessel (g) replaces Thigpen.
Live at Carnegie Hall, New York, September 13, 1952.
01 NIGHT TRAIN [aka HAPPY-GO-LUCKY LOCAL]
02 C JAM BLUES
03 GEORGIA ON MY MIND
04 BAGS’ GROOVE
05 MOTEN SWING
06 EASY DOES IT
07 THE HONEYDRIPPER
08 THINGS AIN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE
09 I GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD
10 BAND CALL
11 HYMN TO FREEDOM
12 EASY DOES IT [1955 studio version]
13 THINGS AIN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE [1959 studio version]
14 I GOT IT BAD AND THAT AIN’T GOOD [1959 studio version]
15 BAND CALL [Live 1961]
16 C JAM BLUES [Live 1952]
TOTAL TIME: 73:26 min.