A Jazz Odyssey
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||Get Happy||Oscar Peterson||2:28||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'||Oscar Peterson Trio||3:40||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||How About You||Oscar Peterson Trio||5:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||When Lights Are Low (Live at Civic Opera House, Chicago)||Oscar Peterson Trio||3:59||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Honeydripper||Oscar Peterson Trio||2:22||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||This Nearly Was Mine||Oscar Peterson Trio||4:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||L'Impossible||Oscar Peterson||5:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||My Romance||Oscar Peterson Trio||3:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Dancing on the Ceiling||Oscar Peterson||5:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Only Have Eyes for You||Billie Holiday||2:52||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Exactly Like You||Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie & Oscar Peterson||4:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Blue Moon||Oscar Peterson & Roy Eldridge||3:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Pennies from Heaven (1955 Version)||Lester Young, Oscar Peterson, Buck Clayton & Harry Edison||5:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I'll Never Be the Same||Coleman Hawkins||3:30||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Goody, Goody (1957 / Shrine Auditorium) [Live]||Oscar Peterson & Ella Fitzgerald||1:57||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Mic's Jump||Dizzy Gillespie||2:15||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Can't Give You Anything but Love||Oscar Peterson & Sonny Stitt||4:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mumbles||Oscar Peterson & Clark Terry||2:01||$1.29||View in iTunes|
This 18-track selection of Oscar Peterson's work was assembled to coincide with the great pianist's autobiography. Centering on his most creative period, from 1950-1970, this compilation focuses intently on the years Peterson spent playing with Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Getz, Billie Holiday, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Roy Eldridge, Sweets Edison, and Max Roach, as well as establishing himself as a bandleader and soloist. Tracks such as "My Romance," "Get Happy," "Blue Moon," and "Pennies from Heaven'' are standards in Peterson's repertoire and showcase his sprightly, often dizzying right-hand machinations and his complex, often frighteningly difficult conception of harmonic architecture. In his fine swinging style, his read of "I Only Have Eyes for You," with Fitzgerald, is one of the true hallmarks of piano and vocal jazz. This is a fine place to start for anyone interested in discovering Peterson's contribution to the historical jazz canon.
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What a fantastic example of the Oscar Peterson's range. Not only do you get to hear selections featuring both his mellow and swinging work, but in the company of some of the greatest names in jazz. Just a chance to hear him back up Billie Holiday and trade riffs with Dizzy Gillespie make this a bargain for any jazz fan.
Born: August 15, 1925 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s