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The Oscar Peterson Trio - We Get Requests (1964) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011] Audio CD Layer

The Oscar Peterson Trio - We Get Requests (1964) [Remastered 2011]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 235 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included | 00:40:20
Bop, Swing, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions, Verve | # CVRJ 8606 SA

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original master tapes to vinyl and PCM. This 1964 studio session features the Peterson trio with bassist Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen, a group that had been together for five years by then and performed like a well-oiled machine. The repertoire is mostly pop songs of the day, including bossa nova tunes and film themes, and the treatments are fairly brief, with emphasis placed squarely on the melodies. Even in their lightest moments, though, the group demonstrates some of the qualities that made it among the most influential piano trios in jazz, a group that could generate tremendous rhythmic energy and a sense of developing musical detail. For all his legendary force, Peterson possesses a subtle rhythmic sense, and here he infuses even "People" with an undercurrent of swing. This is undemanding, tuneful music best suited for casual listening, but it still sparkles with the trio's customary élan.
Oscar Peterson - Stephane Grappelli Quartet Vol. 1-2 [Recorded 1973] (2001) (Repost)

Oscar Peterson - Stephane Grappelli Quartet Vol. 1-2 [Recorded 1973] (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 436 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 185 MB | Covers - 95 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music

Vol. 1. One of the nice things about jazz is the cross-pollination of different players in multiple settings. No one would've thought of pairing swing violinist Stéphane Grappelli and bop pianist Oscar Peterson, for instance, but the match works very well. The pair have expanded into a quartet on this reissue with the aid of double bassist Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and drummer Kenny Clarke. The set, recorded in 1973 in Paris, includes a handful of standards, from Pinkard/Tracey/Tauber's "Them There Eyes" to Rodgers & Hart's "Thou Swell." As one might guess, Grappelli is in his own element on upbeat, swinging pieces like "Makin' Whoopee" and "Walkin' My Baby Back Home"…

Oscar Peterson - Motions & Emotions (1969) [Reissue 2005] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 29, 2018
Oscar Peterson - Motions & Emotions (1969) [Reissue 2005] (Repost)

Oscar Peterson - Motions & Emotions (1969) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 229 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 87 MB | Covers - 51 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Classics & Jazz (06024 9827013)

This is one of the slickest, most cosmopolitan Jazz albums ever. There is a lush orchestra arranged by Claus Ogerman, that leaves enough room for Peterson's improvisations and manages to actually compliment his dynamic style. Ogerman was originally from Munich, before he started to work as an arranger for stars like Frank Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim and recently Diana Krall. In 1969 he arranged this album for Oscar Peterson called, which originally came out on MPS, a label located in Villingen, a small town in the German backwoods of the Black Forrest.
Oscar Peterson Trio - West Side Story (1962) [DCC 24 KT Gold CD, 1994]

Oscar Peterson Trio - West Side Story (1962) [DCC 24 KT Gold CD, 1994]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 197 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 83 MB | Covers - 22 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: DCC Compact Classics (GZS-1068)

West Side Story was a bit of an unusual session for several reasons. First, the popularity of both the Broadway musical and the film version that followed meant that there were many records being made of its music. Second, rather than woodshed on the selections prior to entering the studio, the Oscar Peterson Trio spontaneously created impressions of the musical's themes on the spot. "Something's Coming" seems like a series of vignettes, constantly shifting its mood, as if moving from one scene to the next. Ray Brown plays arco bass behind Peterson in the lovely "Somewhere," while the feeling to "Jet Song" is very hip in the trio's hands…
Lionel Hampton With Oscar Peterson - Verve Jazz Masters 26 (1994) (Repost)

Lionel Hampton With Oscar Peterson - Verve Jazz Masters 26 (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 248 MB | Covers (14 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (521 853-2)

Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton and pianist Oscar Peterson are the stars of this delightful collection of jazz recordings supervised by producer Norman Granz over an almost exactly 12-month period extending from 1953 to 1954. Granz's marvelous knack for bringing together excellent musicians resulted in the combined presence of trumpeters Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie, trombonist Bill Harris, clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, tenor saxophonists Ben Webster and Flip Phillips, guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Buddy Rich. The combination of musical minds is extraordinary, and Hamp's amazing wavelength is dependably positive and uplifting.

Oscar Peterson - 1945-1947 (1999)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 10, 2018
Oscar Peterson - 1945-1947 (1999)

Oscar Peterson - 1945-1947 (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 217 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 170 MB | Covers - 34 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1084)

Here are Oscar Peterson's first recordings, made in Canada before his U.S. breakthrough under the wing of Norman Granz. These Montreal recordings first came out as singles on the Canadian branch of the Victor label. As such, they don't come up for reissue air very often, which is a real shame, because there's some truly extraordinary performances here, including "I Got Rhythm," "In a Little Spanish Town," "Blue Moon," "Sweet Lorraine," and "The Sheik of Araby." Peterson is nothing short of jaw-droppingly excellent on these sides, his playing every bit as deft on the ballads as it is on the uptempo numbers. Plain and simply, these performances belong in every jazz lover's collection.
Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays Broadway (Verve Jazz Masters 37) (1994) (Repost)

Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays Broadway (Verve Jazz Masters 37) (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 318 MB | Covers included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (516 893-2)

Verve Jazz Masters 37 presents an introduction to the recordings of Oscar Peterson. The enclosed booklet includes biographical material and commentary on the songs selected.
Ever since the beginning of jazz its practitioners have embraced the songs of musical theater as a source for interpretation. But who can explain why show music has such a hold over jazz artists - especially when there are enough original compositions within their own medium to choose for reinterpretation. Perhaps it's because this music has universal appeal, and a song grows with each new recording by a different performer…
Oscar Peterson - Songbooks Etcetera [10CD Box Set] (2005) (Repost)

Oscar Peterson - Songbooks Etcetera [10CD Box Set] (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 2,7 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 1,86 GB | Covers included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avid Entertainment (AMBX 146)

There are at least five Oscar Petersons on display on this comprehensive box set representing his work with the legendary Norman Granz and celebrating his 80th birthday on Aug. 15th, 2005. CDs 1-5 feature Oscars' work interpreting the Great American Songbook where he and Granz "tried to draw more people into jazz." CD 6 contains his first session with Granz as he accompanies Billie Holiday on 16 sides that show his talent as an accompanist. CDs 7-8 capture Oscars' collaboration with 4 tenor sax men: Lester Young, Ben Webster, Stan Getz and Dizzy Gillespie, plus a rare session with Flip Phillips. CDs 9-10 feature the entire 1954 issue from the Jazz At The Philharmonic, including Oscar playing with Lester Young, Bill Harris and Ray Brown.
Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays The George Gershwin Song Book (1959) [Reissue 1996] (Repost)

Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays The George Gershwin Song Book (1959) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 310 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 169 MB | Covers - 22 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve Records (529 698-2)

In what was a giant undertaking (even for producer Norman Granz), pianist Oscar Peterson recorded ten Songbook albums during 1952-1954 and when his trio changed, nine more in 1959. Both of his George Gershwin projects (one from 1952 and the other from 1959) have been reissued in full on this single CD. The earlier date matches the brilliant Peterson with guitarist Barney Kessel and bassist Ray Brown, while the 1959 session has Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen. The Songbook series found Peterson playing concise (around three-minute) versions of tunes, and he always kept the melody in the forefront. The results are not innovative or unique, but they are tasteful and reasonably enjoyable. Since five of the songs are played by both groups, a comparison between the two units is interesting.
Milt Jackson & Oscar Peterson - Ain't But a Few of Us Left (1981) [Reissue 2006]

Milt Jackson & Oscar Peterson - Ain't But a Few of Us Left (1981) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 254 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pablo Records (00025218678520)

Despite the pessimistic title, all of the members of this particular quartet (vibraphonist Milt Jackson, pianist Oscar Peterson, bassist Ray Brown and drummer Grady Tate) were still active into the mid-'90s. The music is unsurprising but still quite enjoyable and virtuosic as Bags and Co. perform blues, standards and ballads with their usual swing and bop-based creativity. Highlights include the title cut, "Stuffy," "What Am I Here For" and a vibes-piano duo version of "A Time for Love."