“Of the many recordings this great jazz trio made, this is one of the top three, even though it clocks in at under thirty five minutes with no alternate takes. It remains a monument to the Peterson trio’s timeless quality, and is a fitting tribute to Jerome Kern’s everlasting genius as one of the true great American popular songwriters.”
(Michael G. Nastos) - All Music Guide (4 Stars)
OSCAR PETERSON, piano RAY BROWN, bass ED THIGPEN, drums
Chicago, July 21– August 1, 1959.
BONUS TRACKS: A7: OSCAR PETERSON, piano; BARNEY KESSEL, guitar; RAY BROWN, bass. Los Angeles, December 7, 1953.
B7-B8: OSCAR PETERSON, piano; RAY BROWN, bass. New York, March, 1950.
1 I WON’T DANCE 2 BILL 3 THE SONG IS YOU 4 A FINE ROMANCE 5 CAN’T HELP LOVIN’ DAT MAN 6 OL’ MAN RIVER 7 LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING
1 LONG AGO (AND FAR AWAY) 2 LOVELY TO LOOK AT 3 PICK YOURSELF UP 4 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES 5 THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT 6 YESTERDAYS 3:17 7 THEY DIDN’T BELIEVE ME [duet] 8 ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE [duet]