Jazz In Paris, Vol. 31: Stéphane Grappelli Quartet, Vol. 2
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||I Won't Dance||Oscar Peterson||6:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Folks Who Live On the Hill||Oscar Peterson||5:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Autumn Leaves||Oscar Peterson||6:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||My Heart Stood Still||Oscar Peterson||5:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Blues for Musidisc||Oscar Peterson||8:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||If I Had You||Oscar Peterson||6:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Oscar Peterson and Stephane Grappelli are in top form as they romp through five standards and an original blues on this studio date, one of two initially taped for Musidisc and later reissued with its companion album in a two-record set by Prestige. Finally available on a Verve CD in its "Jazz in Paris" series, the veterans are joined by two premiere sidemen, bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and drummer Kenny Clarke. It's a treat to listen to Peterson and Grappelli stimulate one another with their seemingly effortless playing, especially during the dazzling, very swinging take of "I Won't Dance." This CD, along with the earlier volume, should be snapped up without hesitation.
Born: August 15, 1925 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s