Monday, September 5, 2011

Oscar Peterson - Two Originals (Walking the Line & Another Day) (1996)

Oscar Peterson - Two Originals (Walking the Line & Another Day) (1996)
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Genre ~ Bop, Piano Jazz | Label ~ Polygram Records

This CD features one of the lesser-known versions of the Oscar Peterson Trio, taken from a period when the great pianist was joined by bassist George (then known as Jiri) Mraz and drummer Ray Price. The CD reissues all of the music from their two MPS albums (Walking the Line and Another Day) except for a version of "Just Friends" left off due to lack of space. Peterson dominates the music more than he had with the Ray Brown-Ed Thigpen (or even the succeeding Sam Jones-Bobby Durham) Trio, sounding in fine form. No real surprises occur other than the inclusion of James P. Johnson's "Carolina Shout," and this particular unit would make no further recordings. Worth picking up, but not essential.


01. I Love You
02. Rock of Ages
03. Once Upon a Summertime
04. Teach Me Tonight
05. The Windmills of Your Mind
06. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
07. All of You
08. Blues for Martha
09. Greensleeves
10. I'm Old Fashioned
11. All the Things You Are
12. Too Close for Comfort
13. The JAMFs are Coming
14. It Never Entered My Mind
15. Carolina Shout

Thanks to Oceandrop!