Piano: Oscar Peterson
Bass: Ray Brown
Drums: Ed Thigpen
录制于1964.10.19~20，纽约市 RCA Studios。
关于奥斯卡.皮特森 (Oscar Peterson)：
奥斯卡.皮特森出身于音乐家庭，七岁开始正式习琴，父母，三个妹妹与一个弟弟，组合起来便是一个现成的小乐团。奥斯卡.皮特森原主修古典乐，后因兴趣亦兼修爵士乐。高中时代，他便获得蒙特婁当地电台C KAC一纸表演合约，之后加入Johnny Holme乐团，由于与该乐团的合作表现出色，名字逐渐被乐迷熟知，也为自己往后的表演历程奠下基础。
之后奥斯卡.皮特森自组乐团表演，他先与贝斯手Ray Brown，吉他手Barney Kessel及Herb Ellis组成坚强的合作阵容，颇获好评。除了弹有一首好琴外，奥斯卡.皮特森偶尔也客串吟唱几首歌曲。六十年代初他以鼓手替代吉他手，E d Thigpen，Louis Hayes，Bobby Durham等人都与他合作过，当时最为人熟知的专辑便是“In Concert”，奥斯卡.皮特森在其中淋漓尽致的表演，令人击节赞叹。七十年代的代表性专辑“History of An Artist”更成为经典之作。
一九四九年、奥斯卡.皮特森参加Norman Granz在卡内基音乐厅举行的“Jazz at the Philharmonic”音乐会，一鸣惊人，才华倍受肯定，从此事业一帆风顺。奥斯卡.皮特森最为乐迷称颂的是曾与数位著名的小喇叭手合作演出乐器对谈，如R oy Eldrige，Clark Terry，Harry Edison等人都与他留下精彩的录音作品。此外，奥斯卡.皮特森与Dizzy Gillespie，Jon Faddis，Joe Pass等名家亦录制了相当可观的重量级作品，足以让乐迷大饱耳福。
1·Oscar Peterson/We Get Requests
2· Oscar Peterson/The Will To Swing
3·Oscar Peterson/My Fair Lady&Fiorello
This 1964 studio session features the Peterson trio with bassist Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen, a group that had been together for five years by then and performed like a well-oiled machine. The repertoire is mostly pop songs of the day, including bossa nova tunes and film themes, and the treatments are fairly brief, 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. For all his legendary force, Peterson possesses a subtle rhythmic sense, and here he infuses even "People" with an undercurrent of swing. This is undemanding, tuneful music best suited for casual listening, but it still sparkles with the trio's customary élan.
This is one of my most favourite albums. The liner notes, both the original unacredited notes but presumbly by producer Jim Davis, and Phil Bailey's reissue notes, are much what you would expect on an album from one of jazz's greatest trios. Pure extascy. Both speak of Peterson's incredible virtuosity, and the seamlessness of the trio. Both compliments are certainly deserved, but the excesive laudation does get in the way of appreciatinq a truly fantastic recording. That's not to say that the music is not well above par. It certainly is. They even brinq a new face to the Girl From Ipanema. The solo voices are also very well developed. In each tune the soloist actually has something to say - whether it be Peterson, Brown or Thigpen - and the remaining players don't hold him back or try to dominate. Its not an understatement to describe "We Get Requests" as exhibiting the famed synchronicity of the Oscar Peterson Trio's live performances.
That's about the only way I can describe my new found love for this master of jazz piano playing. Anyone who knows almost nothing about jazz knows names like Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, Paul Gonsalves, Erroll Garner, etc., but can rarely ever identify their work in a "crowd". I was the same way about Oscar Peterson and his magnificent trio. Being a saxophone fan, I have more than enough Stan Getz and Johnny Hodges and Dexter Gordon in my collection (if there can be "enough" of that wonderful music!) and decided to try something else for my ever growing collection of 900+ cds. Thankfully, the titles on this particular disc drew me in. Oscar and his trio were very tight knit and very much in synch with each other, and the results are more than evident here. Treatments of "People", "Quiet Nights" and "Days Of Wine & Roses" are nothing short of magnificent. I particularly enjoyed the swagger and swing of "Days Of Wine & Roses". One of the longer gems on this set is "My One And Only Love", a done-to death standard that has withstood the test of time. (Lynne Arriale's another fine pianist who covered this one in the early 90's with similarly beautiful results) Oscar segues from time to time to other well-known tunes during this piece and evokes smiles while placing a gentle tag of his own on this evergreen. Perhaps my most favorite piece on this disc comes in the little known "You Look Good To Me", with its touching intro (and close) and the utter jam session in between while never straying from what I believe the composers meant by the title. An excellent starting point to your soon to be large Oscar Peterson collection!
01. Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars)
02. The Days Of Wine And Roses
03. My One And Only Love
05. Have You Met Miss Jones?
06. You Look Good To Me
07. The Girl From Ipanema
08. D & E
09. Time & Again
10. Goodbye, J.D.