Oscar Peterson

The Harry Warren & Vincent Youmans Song Book (772203 LP)

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The Harry Warren & Vincent Youmans Song Book

Oscar Peterson

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LPS 151020

772203 LP

JAZZ

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The Harry Warren & Vincent Youmans Song Book

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LP 8,25 €

• INCLUDES 2 BONUS TRACKS

Born in Montreal, Canada, on August 15, 1925 (he died in Ontario on December 23, 2007), the young Oscar Peterson was convinced by Granz to travel to the United States, where he became one of the most featured musicians in the “Granz caravan”, with respect to both studio recordings and as part of the touring Jazz at the Philharmonic group. Peterson recorded as an accompanist for many other stars, and also as the leader of his trio, which by 1959consisted of Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums. This is the formation of the Oscar Peterson Trio heard on this homage to Harry Warren (1893-1981) and Vincent Youmans (1898-1946).

These recordings derive from a series of intense sessions during which Peterson and his band taped many different songbooks by the most renowned American composers. Throughout 1959, Peterson also waxed his tributes to Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin (he would also record a trio version of Porgy and Bessthat same year), Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, Harold Arlen, Jimmy McHugh and Duke Ellington. Previous Peterson recordingsof Warren’s “Nagasaki” and Youmans’ classic “Tea for Two” have been added here as a bonus.

PERSONNEL:

  • OSCAR PETERSON, piano
  • RAY BROWN, bass
  • ED THIGPEN, drums
  • Chicago, July 21-August 1, 1959.
  • (*) BONUS TRACKS:
  • B7: OSCAR PETERSON (piano), BARNEY KESSEL (guitar), RAY BROWN (bass).
  • Los Angeles, December 6, 1953.
  • A7: OSCAR PETERSON (piano), HERB ELLIS (guitar), RAY BROWN (bass).
  • Los Angeles, November 15, 1954.

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A:
  • 01 LULLABY OF BROADWAY
  • 02 SERENADE IN BLUE
  • 03 YOU’LL NEVER KNOW v04 I HAD THE CRAZIEST DREAM
  • 05 I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU
  • 06 CHATTANOOGA CHOO-CHOO
  • 07 NAGASAKI (*)
  • SIDE B:
  • 01 MORE THAN YOU KNOW
  • 02 CARIOCA
  • 03 WITHOUT A SONG
  • 04 DRUMS IN MY HEART
  • 05 TIME ON MY HANDS
  • 06 GREAT DAY
  • 07 TEA FOR TWO (*)