Oscar Peterson

Blues Etude + Canadiana Suite (55003)

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Blues Etude + Canadiana Suite

Oscar Peterson

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8436563183836

JUP 163533

55003

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CD 6,60 €

SIX-PANEL DIGIPACK

Blues Etude was a transitional album in Oscar Peterson’s career. In the middle of making it, Ray Brown, who had been playing with him for 15 years, left the group. He would be replaced by Sam Jones, while drummer Ed Thigpen would be replaced by Louis Hayes. The previous trio, with both Brown and Thigpen, is heard on the second LP presented here, Canadiana Suite, a heartfelt homage to Peterson’s home country. Besides the contagious swing of all of the trio’s formations, one of the highlights of both albums is the pianist’s work as a composer. He penned three of the tunes on Blues Etude, and composed all of the tracks on the Canadiana Suite.

PERSONNEL:

  • OSCAR PETERSON, piano on all tracks, plus:
  • ON TRACKS [1-9]: BLUES ETUDE
  • Sam Jones - bass (on 1-4)
  • Ray Brown - bass (on 5-9)
  • Louis Hayes - drums
  • Recorded in Chicago.
  • ON TRACKS [10-17]: CANADIANA SUITE
  • Ray Brown - bass
  • Ed Thigpen - drums
  • Recorded in New York.

TRACKS:

  • 01 BLUES ETUDE
  • 02 SHELLEY’S WORLD
  • 03 LET’S FALL IN LOVE
  • 04 THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE
  • 05 IF I WERE A BELL
  • 06 STELLA BY STARLIGHT
  • 07 BOSSA BEGUINE
  • 08 L’IMPOSSIBLE
  • 09 I KNOW YOU OH SO WELL
  • 10 BALLAD TO THE EAST
  • 11 LAURENTIDE WALTZ
  • 12 PLACE ST. HENRI
  • 13 HOGTOWN BLUES
  • 14 BLUES OF THE PRAIRIES
  • 15 WHEATLAND
  • 16 MARCH PAST
  • 17 LAND OF THE MISTY GIANTS