Oscar Peterson

The Complete Harold Arlen Song Books (EJC 55715)

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The Complete Harold Arlen Song Books

Oscar Peterson

Essential Jazz Classics

8436559462525

EJC 149993

EJC 55715

JAZZ

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CD 6,60 €

2-LP ON 1 CD Plus 1 BONUS TRACK

This set compiles both original albums recorded by the great Oscar Peterson celebrating the music of Harold Arlen. He recorded the first in Mono in 1954 with his trio featuring Herb Ellis on guitar, and Ray Brown on bass, and remade nine of the tunes (adding three different ones) in Stereo in 1959 featuring Brown again on bass, and Ed Thigpen on drums.

A further Harold Arlen composition, “One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)”, which wasn’t included on either of the aforementioned albums, has been added as a bonus. It presents the same trio as the 1954 LP except Oscar Peterson both plays the piano and sings.

PERSONNEL:

[1-12]: OSCAR PETERSON PLAYS THE HAROLD ARLEN SONG BOOK (MGVS-2060)

OSCAR PETERSON, piano
RAY BROWN, bass
ED THIGPEN, drums
Chicago, July 21-August 1, 1959.

[13-24]: OSCAR PETERSON PLAYS HAROLD ARLEN (Clef Records MG C-649)

OSCAR PETERSON, piano
HERB ELLIS, guitar
RAY BROWN, bass
Los Angeles, November 15 (tracks 13-23) & November 16 (track 24), 1954.

(*) BONUS TRACK (25):
Same personnel as 13-24 except OSCAR PETERSON vocals in addition to piano.
New York, May 21, 1953.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

TRACKS:

01 HAPPINESS IS A THING CALLED JOE
02 STORMY WEATHER
03 OVER THE RAINBOW
04 THE MAN THAT GOT AWAY
05 ILL WIND
06 LET’S FALL IN LOVE
07 AS LONG AS I LIVE
08 COME RAIN OR COME SHINE
09 AC-CENT-TCHU-ATE THE POSITIVE
10 BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
11 I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING
12 THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC
13 AS LONG AS I LIVE
14 I GOTTA RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES
15 COME RAIN OR COME SHINE
16 AC-CENT-TCHU-ATE THE POSITIVE
17 BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA
18 I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING
19 IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON
20 THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC
21 LET’S FALL IN LOVE
22 STORMY WEATHER
23 BLUES IN THE NIGHT
24 OVER THE RAINBOW
25 ONE FOR MY BABY (*)

TOTAL TIME: 79:39