The Essential Oscar Peterson
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||Something's Coming||Oscar Peterson Trio||3:55||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Blues for Big Scotia||Oscar Peterson Trio||5:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||People||Oscar Peterson Trio||3:34||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Tour's End||Oscar Peterson & Stan Getz||4:56||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Con Alma||Oscar Peterson||7:01||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Tangerine||Oscar Peterson Trio||4:33||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||March Past||Oscar Peterson Trio||3:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Tenderly||Oscar Peterson||5:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||On Green Dolphin Street||Oscar Peterson Trio||7:31||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Gravy Waltz||Oscar Peterson Trio||4:27||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Seven Come Eleven||Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown & Barney Kessel||3:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Waltz for Debby||Oscar Peterson Trio||5:55||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Brotherhood of Man||Oscar Peterson Trio & Clark Terry||3:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
It's impossible to find a small group of Oscar Peterson's tracks and call them absolute or essential. What the pianist did for the Verve label is too large to pare it down and edit into so brief a collection. These 13 selections give a good overview, and should tempt people just discovering Peterson and provide an incentive to purchase more. Quite a bit of this consists of his extraordinary trio sides, with a few small ensembles and a big-band track included. Almost all of it is energetic save the ballad "Tenderly," and your hear the virtuosic maestro best during "Something's Coming," "March Past," and "Seven Come Eleven." This was a very fruitful period for Peterson before he went to the MPS and Pablo labels, but this CD only scratches a very wide surface. ~ Michael G. Nastos, Rovi
This recording introduced me to Peterson and it is still one of my favorites. If you are looking to begin or complete your jazz collection, be sure to check out this album.
Oscar peterson is the first pianist i ever heard when i was about eight, and ever sice listening to blues for bird i decided i was going to lear how to play jazz piano. He is truly an incredable musician, from slow waltz ballads, to fast and up-beat swing, he can play it all. he is truly an insperation....
this dude is just poppin fresh off the hook you know how he do. i just love this guy he is so money. He was my main man and i loved him
Born: August 15, 1925 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s