Oscar Peterson - Paris Jazz Concert [Malaco]

Oscar Peterson - Paris Jazz Concert [Malaco]
Release Date:
May 19, 1999
Recording Date:
October 29, 1958
Bop, Jazz Instrument, Piano Jazz
Paris Jazz Concert [Malaco]

This unusual anthology features excerpts from seven different concerts in Paris by Oscar Petrson between 1961 and 1969. The majority of the tracks feature the pianist with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen; the music is consistently swinging and generally well recorded. Highlights include a blazing take of "Daahoud" and a foot-tapping "Six and Four." Roy Eldridge adds his superb muted trumpet to "But Not for Me" and "Main Stem." The two tracks from the second half of the 1960s feature bassist Sam Jones and either Louis Hayes or Bobby Durham on drums, all of whom are worthy successors to their predecessors in the trio.

Although this isn't a key release in Oscar Peterson's formidable discography, it is worth picking up if you consider yourself a serious fan of his work.

Daahoud / Clifford BrownOscar Peterson6:31
I Remember Clifford / Benny GolsonOscar Peterson7:42
Where Do I Go from Here? / Jerry Bock / Sheldon HarnickOscar Peterson4:10
But Not for Me / George Gershwin / Ira GershwinOscar Peterson3:28
Main Stem / Duke EllingtonOscar Peterson4:54
Satin Doll / Duke Ellington / Johnny Mercer / Billy StrayhornOscar Peterson7:21
My One and Only Love / Robert Mellin / Guy WoodOscar Peterson5:20
Tangerine / Johnny Mercer / Victor SchertzingerOscar Peterson4:06
Six and Four / Oliver NelsonOscar Peterson7:34
Nightingale / Gene Lees / Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson6:21
You Look Good to Me / Walter Donaldson / Seymour Lefco / Billy Rose / Clement WellsOscar Peterson6:19
Someday My Prince Will Come / Frank Churchill / Larry MoreyOscar Peterson4:07
I Concentrate on You / Cole PorterOscar Peterson4:11
Lil' Darlin' / Neal HeftiOscar Peterson6:59

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