Oscar Peterson

Plays the Richard Rodgers Songbook (4569893)

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1959

Plays the Richard Rodgers Songbook

Oscar Peterson

Solar Records

8436028697885

SOL 125012

4569893

JAZZ

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Plays the Richard Rodgers Songbook

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CD 10,74 €

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:

[1-12] 
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

Tracks:

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
07. Manhattan
08. Isn’t It Romantic?
09. Lover
10. I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
11. Bewitched
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
21. Bewitched
22. Johnny One Note
23. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
24. Lover; 25. Manhattan

Total time : 73:50