Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Oscar Peterson - The Trio - Live from Chicago

The Oscar Peterson Trio with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen lacked the competitiveness of his earlier group with Brown and guitarist Herb Ellis, and the later daring of his solo performances, but the pianist was generally in peak form during this era. He sticks to standards on this live CD (a good example of the Trio's playing), stretching out "Sometimes I'm Happy" creatively for over 11 minutes and uplifting such songs as "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," "Chicago" and "The Night We Called It a Day." Few surprises occur, but Peterson plays at such a consistently high level that one doesn't mind. - by Scott Yanow, AMG

Artist: Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Ed Thigpen
Album: The Trio - Live from Chicago
Year: 1961
Label: Verve (Master Edition, 20-bit dig. transfer, 1997)
Runtime: 76:17

1.  I've Never Been in Love Before (Frank Henry Loesser) 5:38
2.  In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning (Bob Hilliard/David Mann) 8:06
3.  Chicago (Fred Fisher) 8:57
4.  The Night We Called It a Day (Matt Dennis/Tom Adair) 4:46
5.  Sometimes I'm Happy (Vincent Youmans/Irving Caesar) 11:41
6.  Whisper Not (Benny Golson) 5:46
7.  Billy Boy (Traditional) 1:56
8.  The Lonesome One (Oscar Peterson) 5:31
9.  The Gravy Waltz (Ray Brown) 4:54
10.  Woody 'n' You (Dizzy Gillespie) 3:49
11.  Soon (Richard Rodgers/Lorentz Hart) 9:21
12.  Daahoud (Clifford Brown) 5:52

Oscar Peterson - Piano
Ray Brown - Double Bass
Ed Thigpen - Drums


  1. Thanks for this beauty itr !

    I'm studying some of these tunes and need inspiration ! This will do it !

    Greetings from Chile


  2. thanks for this one in FLAC//

  3. Thank you very much for the scans, I have the cd but without them.



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