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Big Six at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1975
Oscar Peterson
Big Six at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1975
Genres: Jazz, Pop


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All Artists: Oscar Peterson
Title: Big Six at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1975
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ojc
Original Release Date: 1/1/1975
Re-Release Date: 6/24/1997
Album Type: Live
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Swing Jazz, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 025218693127, 0090204543656, 025218693127

CD Reviews

The very best there is
Julian E. Jacoby | New York, New York USA | 06/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been a classical jazz buff since 1950, when the first 331/3 (Benny Goodman's '38 jazz concert) was released. This album is Peterson at his very best, each cut is better than the next. The only albums which may rival this is the Peterson 5 album set -the Blue Note reunion series on Telarc. In my humble opinion, it may be the greatest jazz ever recorded. It prompted me to buy the whole Montrieux series ('75-'77). I can't understand why it did not get greater play over the years in the media."
Great playing
S J Buck | Kent, UK | 07/14/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a July 1975 Montreux session, to all intensive purposes its a jam session. Theres only the 4 tracks, and they are all over 10 mins long.

The afterburners are certainly on, and the band is flying from the first number. The band is:
Oscar Peterson - Piano
Milt Jackson - Vibes
Joe Pass - Guitar
Toots Thielmans - Harmonica
Niels Pederson - Bass
Louis Bellson - drums

The unusual element to this is the Harmonica, but as soon as you hear the opening solo on the album you realise that Thielmans is a virtuoso player. He's not playing a diatonic harp but the chromatic, and it sounds great. Goes without saying that the rest of the band swing like crazy and you wont be disappointed by this.

The reason it doesn't get 5 stars is that the sound is a bit dodgy in places (not unlistenable though), but don't let that put you off its well worth getting.