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We Get Requests (K2HD mastering)
Oscar Peterson Trio
We Get Requests (K2HD mastering)
Genres: International Music, Jazz, Pop
 
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This 1964 studio session features the Oscar Peterson Trio with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen and is one of the best and last recordings Oscar Peterson made on Verve. The music is mostly pop songs of the day, inc...  more »

     
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All Artists: Oscar Peterson Trio
Title: We Get Requests (K2HD mastering)
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: LIM Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2009
Re-Release Date: 11/17/2009
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: International Music, Jazz, Pop
Styles: North America, Swing Jazz, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 4892843001483

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This 1964 studio session features the Oscar Peterson Trio with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen and is one of the best and last recordings Oscar Peterson made on Verve. The music is mostly pop songs of the day, including bossa nova tunes and film themes 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. Re-mastered and released on the New audiophile sensation developed by JVC known as K2HD it is a testament to the brilliance of this jazz trio.
 

CD Reviews

Good, but not great OP
Dave W. | Cincinnati, OH | 04/04/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"While this is a good album from my favorite OP trio - with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen - there is less than 40 minutes of music, and there really are no memorable tunes. It certainly does not compare favorably with Night Train, Jazz Soul/Affinity, Peterson Plays Basie, and several other Oscar Peterson Trio CD's. I would buy this, but not until adding some of the others to an Oscar Peterson collection."
The trio swings!
Jeffrey Harris | South San Francisco, CA United States | 07/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Oscar Peterson isn't called the swinger for nothing, as this classic album demonstrates. Covering current pop hits of the day like "The Days Of Wine And Roses", "People", and especially their version of "Corcovado" which opens the album, the trio casts them in a new light with uniquely different arrangements that showcase their tight rhythmic playing. Great liner notes in the booklet and an excellent 20-bit remaster make this album seem new again. A great album and one of the best in the Verve catalog, period."
Polite Peterson; Excellent Sound
Samuel Chell | Kenosha,, WI United States | 06/16/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This 1964 session tends toward the "commercial" Oscar Peterson. Ten tunes, only one clocking in at over 5 minutes (5:11), with Oscar playing with restraint, finesse and polish, backed by his best rhythm section. The "concept" was to have the great pianist perform tunes not normally in his repertory but frequently requested by fans. At the same time, none of the last three tunes is familiar, though the closer features full-blown hyper-virtuosic Oscar at full speed.

The audio on the 1997 CD reissue is as good as it gets. Ray Brown's bass retains all of its natural, personal character; Thigpen's drums are crisp and present; Oscar's piano is bright and perfectly mixed--and it's a spacious sound that you would never hear on a Van Gelder recording.

If you really want to hear Oscar smokin' on every tune, playing with his "serious" game face on and from this same period, go to the recordings from the "Exclusively for My Friends" series, made at the Black Forest estate of Hans Brunner Schwer for his German MPS label (now out on Verve). Start with "The Lost Tapes" (Vol. 1) or "In a Mellotone" (Vol. V), but fasten your seat belt first. No mellow Oscar on this one--just a volcanic force unleashed. If that sounds like too much to start with, get your feet wet with "We Get Requests.""