Oscar Peterson

Plays (Deluxe 5 Cd Box Set) (600753803615)

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Plays (Deluxe 5 Cd Box Set)

Oscar Peterson

Verve

600753803615

GEN 155078

600753803615

JAZZ

5

CD 27,99 €

DIGITALLY REMASTERED!

For the first time, famed jazz pianist Oscar Peterson's historic 1952-'54 series, Oscar Peterson Plays, has been assembled in total, collecting 10 albums across a five-disc, 113-song digitally remastered collection. Containing many of Peterson's most important recordings as a leader, these albums explore the canons of songwriters Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, Jerome Kern, Jimmy McHugh, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Harry Warren and Vincent Youmans—in the setting of the Oscar Peterson Trio. Oscar Peterson Plays, which has been digitally remastered, is available now via Verve Records/UMe. Purchase Oscar Peterson Plays:

Few piano giants in jazz history, if any, scaled the heights of technical brilliance as Oscar Peterson (1925-2007). He was a ten-fingered player whose speed, execution, imagination and harmonic brilliance left other keyboardists with their mouths open. Peterson's prolific trios—with guitarists Barney Kessel and Herb Ellis and bassist Ray Brown — set a longtime standard for ensemble interaction and excellence. As his biographer Gene Lees said: "Oscar Peterson is an astonishing example of what the human body and mind can be self-disciplined to achieve."

Peterson was a virtuoso but he was also an extraordinarily versatile accompanist and ensemble pianist. He recorded nearly 200 albums as a leader, as well as with Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Nat 'King' Cole, Roy Eldridge, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, just to name a few. Whether it was on the Jazz at the Philharmonic tours or the multitude of studio dates for the Verve and Pablo labels, Peterson was truly the bedrock of Norman Granz's success as the most successful impresario in jazz history.

Disc 1

[1-12] PLAYS COLE PORTER

OSCAR PETERSON, piano
BARNEY KESSEL, guitar
RAY BROWN, bass
ALVIN STOLLER, drums

04 recorded November 25, 1951, Los AngelES, California
08 recorded February 26, 1952, Los Angeles, California
01-03, 05-07 & 09-12 recorded early December, 1952, Los Angeles, California

[13-24] PLAYS IRVING BERLIN

13, 14, 19, 21 & 24 recorded early December, 1952, Los Angeles, California
15-18, 20, 22 & 23 recorded December 1952, Los Angeles, California

OSCAR PETERSON, piano
BARNEY KESSEL, guitar
RAY BROWN, bass

TRACKS

01. What Is This Thing Called Love?
02. Begin The Beguine
03. Ive Got You Under My Skin
04. Love For Sale
05. Lets Do It
06. I Love You
07. So Near And Yet So Far
08. Just One Of Those Things
09. In The Still Of The Night
10. Night And Day
11. Every Time We Say Goodbye
12. Anything Goes
13. Ive Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
14. Isnt This A Lovely Day
15. Easter Parade
16. How Deep Is The Ocean (How High Is The Sky)
17. Remember
18. The Song Is Ended
19. Blue Skies
20. If I Had You
21. Cheek To Cheek
22. Alexanders Ragtime Band
23. Say It Isnt So
24. Always

Disc 2

[1-12] PLAYS GEORGE GERSHWIN

OSCAR PETERSON, piano
BARNEY KESSEL, guitar
RAY BROWN, bass

Recorded probably between November 1 and December 4, 1952, Los Angeles, California

[13-24]

Recorded early December 1952, probably at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California.

OSCAR PETERSON, piano
BARNEY KESSEL, guitar
RAY BROWN, bass

TRACKS:

01. The Man I Love
02. Fascinating Rhythm
03. It Aint Necessarily So
04. Somebody Loves Me
05. Strike Up The Band
06. Ive Got A Crush On You
07. I Was Doing All Right
08. S Wonderful - The Oscar Peterson Trio
09. Oh Lady Be Good
10. I Got Rhythm
11. A Foggy Day
12. Love Walked In
13. John Hardys Wife
14. Sophisticated Lady
15. Things Aint What They Used To Be
16. Just A-Sittin And A-Rockin
17. In A Mellow Tone
18. I Got It Bad (And That Aint Good)
19. Prelude To A Kiss
20. Cotton Tail
21. Dont Get Around Much Anymore
22. Take The A Train
23. Rockin In Rhythm
24. Do Nothin Till You Hear From Me


Disc 3

[1-12] PLAYS JEROME KERN

OSCAR PETERSON, piano
BARNEY KESSEL (all tracks except 04), Herb Ellis (04), guitar
RAY BROWN, bass

02, 05 & 07 recorded early December 1952, Los Angeles, California
03 recorded December 6, 1953, Los Angeles, California
01, 06 & 08-12 recorded December 7, 1953, Los Angeles, California
04 recorded December 31, 1953, Los Angeles, California

[13-24] PLAYS RICHARD RODGERS

OSCAR PETERSON, piano
BARNEY KESSEL (all tracks except 22), Herb Ellis (22), guitar
RAY BROWN, bass

20 recorded May Or June 1952, Los Angeles, California
21 recorded December 6, 1953, Los Angeles, California
13-19 & 23 recorded December 7, 1953, Los Angeles, California
22 recorded December 10, 1953, Los Angeles, California

TRACKS:

01. The Way You Look Tonight
02. Pick Yourself Up
03. Yesterdays
04. I Wont Dance
05. Long Ago And Far Away
06. Lovely To Look At
07. A Fine Romance
08. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
09. Ol Man River
10. Bill
11. The Song Is You
12. Cant Help Loving That Man
13. This Cant Be Love
14. It Might As Well Be Spring
15. Bewitched
16. Johnny One Note
17. Surrey With The Fringe On Top
18. The Lady Is A Tramp
19. Blue Moon
20. Thou Swell
21. Isnt It Romantic
22. Manhattan
23. Lover


Disc 4

[01-10] PLAYS VICENT YOUMANS

OSCAR PETERSON, piano
BARNEY KESSEL (all tracks except 05, 10 ), Herb Ellis (05, 10), guitar
RAY BROWN, bass

01, 03, 07 & 08 recorded December 6, 1953, Los Angeles, California
02, 04, 06 & 09 recorded December 7, 1953 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California
05 & 10 recorded December 10, 1953, Los Angeles, California

[11-21] PLAYS HARRY WARREN

Recorded November 15, 1954, at Radio Recordes, Hollywood, California

TRACKS:

01. Tea For Two
02. Time On My Hands
03. I Know That You Know
04. Sometimes Im Happy
05. Great Day
06. More Than You Know
07. Hallelujah!
08. Carioca
09. Without A Song
10. I Want To Be Happy
11. Nagasaki
12. Serenade In Blue
13. Lullaby Of Broadway
14. I Found A Million Dollar Baby In A Five And Ten Cent Store
15. Would You Like To Take A Walk
16. Ill String Along With You
17. I Only Have Eyes For You
18. You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
19. Youre Getting To Be A Habit With Me
20. Chattanooga Choo Choo
21. Youre My Everything


Disc 5

[01-12] PLAYS HAROLD ARLEN

OSCAR PETERSON, piano
HERB ELLIS, guitar
RAY BROWN, bass

Recorded November 15 (01-11) and November 16 (12), 1954, probably at Radio Recordes, Hollywood, California

[03-21] PLAYS JIMMY MCHUGH

OSCAR PETERSON, piano
HERB ELLIS, guitar
RAY BROWN, bass

TRACKS:

01. As Long As I Live
02. I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
03. Come Rain Or Come Shine
04. Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive
05. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
06. Ive Got The World On A String
07. Its Only A Paper Moon
08. That Old Black Magic
09. Lets Fall In Love
10. Stormy Weather
11. Blues In The Night
12. Over the Rainbow
13. When My Sugar Walks Down The Street
14. I Cant Believe Youre In Love With Me
15. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
16. Dont Blame Me
17. Im In The Mood For Love
18. I Cant Give You Anything But Love
19. I Couldnt Sleep A Wink Last Night
20. Digga Digga Do
21. Youre A Sweetheart