Buddy Defranco and Oscar Peterson Play George Gershwin
Buddy DeFranco & Oscar Peterson
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||I Wants to Stay Here||Oscar Peterson & Buddy DeFranco||3:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Was Doing All Right||Oscar Peterson & Buddy DeFranco||5:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||'S Wonderful||Oscar Peterson & Buddy DeFranco||4:21||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Bess, You Is My Woman Now||Oscar Peterson & Buddy DeFranco||4:54||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Strike Up the Band||Oscar Peterson & Buddy DeFranco||2:27||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||They Can't Take That Away from Me||Oscar Peterson & Buddy DeFranco||3:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Man I Love||Oscar Peterson & Buddy DeFranco||4:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Got Rhythm||Oscar Peterson & Buddy DeFranco||3:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Someone to Watch Over Me||Oscar Peterson & Buddy DeFranco||4:20||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||It Ain't Necessarily So||Oscar Peterson & Buddy DeFranco||4:11||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Unlike their other collaborations, this meeting between clarinetist Buddy DeFranco and pianist Oscar Peterson puts the emphasis on ballads, with a few stomps thrown in, and finds them joined by a string orchestra arranged by Russ Garcia. The ten Gershwin songs are given respectful and melodic treatment and are joined on this 1998 CD reissue by "new" second takes of "I Wants to Stay Here" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." However, one is left a touch disappointed that more heat was not generated by DeFranco and O.P. Garcia's string arrangements are unadventurous and unfortunately weigh down the date a bit. A decent but not too memorable outing.
Born: February 17, 1923 in Camden, NJ
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s