2 LPs ON 1 CD
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON CD !!
This edition presents, for the first time ever on CD, the complete original 1959 album Oscar Peterson Plays the Richard Rodgers Songbook (Verve MG V6-2057), featuring the Oscar Peterson trio with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen. For this extended edition, it was added various Richard Rodgers compositions recorded by the Peterson trio with Brown and Barney Kessel on guitar. Taped during 1952-53, this recordings marks Peterson’s first attempt at a Rodgers Song Book. Most of them were first issued on the LP Oscar Peterson plays Richard Rodgers (Clef MGC 624) which appears here in its entirety along with further isolated recordings of Rodgers’ tunes.
On all compositions , music by RICHARD RODGERS
Lyrics by LORENZ HART (except 2, 4, 20 & 23, by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II)Personnel:
OSCAR PETERSON, piano
RAY BROWN, bass
ED THIGPEN, drums
Chicago, July 21 & August 1, 1959.[13-25] Bonus tracks
Same personnel except BARNEY KESSEL, guitar, replaces THIGPEN.
OSCAR PETERSON (also voc on 14).
(13) Los Angeles, May-June 1952
(14) New York, May 21, 1953
(15-16) Los Angeles, December 6, 1953
(17-24) Los Angeles, December 7, 1953
(25) Los Angeles, December 10, 1953
01.This Can’t Be Love
02. It Might As Well Be Spring
03. Johnny One Note
04. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
05. The Lady Is A Tramp
06. Blue Moon
08. Isn’t It Romantic?
10. I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
12. My Funny Valentine
13. Thou Swell
14. Spring Is Here
15. You Are Too Beautiful
16. Isn’t It Romantic?
17. This Can’t Be Love
18. Blue Moon
19. The Lady Is A Tramp
20. It Might As Well Be Spring
22. Johnny One Note
23. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
24. Lover; 25. ManhattanTotal time : 73:50