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Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays Porgy And Bess (1959/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz
Oscar Peterson - Oscar Peterson Plays Porgy And Bess (1959/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Oscar Peterson
Title: Oscar Peterson Plays Porgy And Bess
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Piano Jazz
Label: © The Verve Music Group
Release Date: 1959(MGV 8340)/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 40:58
Recorded: October 12, 1959, Los Angeles, California

George Gershwin's folk opera has been a source of inspiration for countless jazz musicians. This 1959 recording with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen (who had replaced guitarist Herb Ellis the previous year) features some of Peterson's most impassioned and bluesy playing. With the addition of a drummer, he was liberated from rhythm duties to become the trio's dominant solo voice. Producer Norman Granz, who frequently featured Peterson in his Jazz at the Philharmonic all-star tours of the 1950s, had the musicians work out the arrangements in the studio with a minimum of rehearsal. That freshness of conception can still be sensed today.

Oscar Peterson and his trio (with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen) explore ten of the stronger themes from George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess on this CD reissue. It is true that Peterson's version of "Summertime" will not make one forget the classic rendition by Miles Davis with Gil Evans but, as is true with all of these performances, Peterson makes the melodies sound like his own. "It Ain't Necessarily So" and "I Got Plenty O' Nuttin"' are among the more memorable selections. --AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow


Tracklist:
1. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' 06:24
2. I Wants To Stay Here 06:22
3. Summertime 03:50
4. Oh Dey's So Fresh And Fine (Strawberry Woman) 00:55
5. Oh, Lawd, I'm On My Way 02:37
6. It Ain't Necessarily So 04:01
7. There's A Boat Dat's Leaving Soon For New York 07:13
8. Oh Bess, Where's My Bess? 04:56
9. Here Come De Honey Man 01:10
10. Bess You Is My Woman Now 03:30


Personnel:
Oscar Peterson - piano
Ray Brown - double bass
Ed Thigpen - drums


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