Nelson Riddle's lush orchestra backs Peterson's trio
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The great Oscar Peterson trio with Oscar on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Ed Thigpen on drums is augmented here by the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. There are a few trio recordings sans orchestra from a few years earlier thrown in as well. The orchestral arrangements are lush and full, but with lots of room for the trio's improvisational genius, especially Peterson's. This CD is a great value, with over 60 minutes of music and excellent sound quality."