Oscar Peterson - Songbooks Etcetera [Disc 1] [EAC - FLAC] (oan) (Size: 228.32 MB)
There are at least five Oscar Petersons on display on this comprehensive 10 CD
Box Set representing Oscars work with the legendary Norman Granz and
celebrating his 80th birthday on August 15th 2005.......the virtuoso soloist, the
leader of a rapidly evolving piano trio, the master accompanist, the indefatigable
anchor of the Jazz At The Philharmonic rhythm section, and the devoted chronicler
of the American popular song.
CD's 1-5 of AVID's re-mastered set focuses on Oscar's rather neglected work
interpreting the Great American Songbook where he and Granz "tried to draw more
people into jazz", including works by Kern, Arlen, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin,
Gershwin amongst many others.
CD 6 features Oscars first session with Granz as he accompanies the legendary
Billie Holiday across 16 sides that show his talent as an accompanist.
CD's 7-8 capture Oscars collaboration with four leading tenor sax men: Lester
Young, Ben Webster, Stan Getz getting fired up with Dizzy Gillespie, and a rare
session with the unique Flip Phillips.
CD's 9-10 features the entire 1954 issue from the Jazz At The Philharmonic,
including Oscar playing alongside such names as Lester Young, Bill Harris and
Complete with a fine essay by Dr Richard Palmer AVID's latest release is a
testament to a great pianist whose courage, dedication and sheer will shine
through in his playing and to a great partnership with his friend, mentor and patron
Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (02/??/1952-11/16/1954); Hollywood, CA
(02/??/1952-11/16/1954); Los Angelos, CA (02/??/1952-11/16/1954); New York,
Oscar Peterson (piano, organ); Billie Holiday (vocals); Freddie Green, Herb Ellis,
Barney Kessel (guitar); Flip Phillips, Lester Young, Paul Quinichette, Ben Webster
(tenor saxophone); Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Newman Quartet , Harry "Sweets" Edison,
Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers (trumpet); Bill Harris Quintet (trombone); Gene
Krupa, Ed Shaugnessy, J.C. Heard, Max Roach, Alvin Stoller, Buddy Rich (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Dave Bennett .
1. (03:12) - What Is This Thing Called Love
2. (03:14) - Begin The Beguine
3. (02:31) - I've Got You Under My Skin
4. (03:14) - Love For Sale
5. (02:57) - Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)
6. (03:08) - I Love You
7. (03:22) - So Near And Yet So Far
8. (03:04) - Just One Of Those Things
9. (03:02) - In The Still Of The Night
10. (03:44) - Night And Day
11. (03:28) - Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
12. (02:59) - Anything Goes
13. (03:24) - John Hardy's Wife
14. (03:01) - Sophisticated Lady
15. (03:15) - Things Ain't What They Used To Be
16. (03:44) - Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin'
17. (03:09) - In A Mellow Tone
18. (03:14) - I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
19. (03:20) - Prelude To A Kiss
20. (03:54) - Cottontail
21. (04:01) - Don't Get Around Much Anymore
22. (03:19) - Take The -A- Train
23. (02:57) - Rockin' In Rhythm
24. (02:53) - Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
Playing Time.........: 01:18:28
Total Size...........: 223.13 MB