This 4 CD set is full of the most inspiring live recorded music I have ever listened to. If you want to hear the most incredible range of jazz music- this is for you. The music ranges from driving, thunderous rhythms down to the most tender, delicate melody lines. Turn down the lights and you would swear you were in the club hearing the music live. Some of Peterson's greatest piano solos are found on this album. For those of you who know the history of the Oscar Peterson Trio, this album has further depths to offer, for it was a reunion after almost 30 years of the original trio and they play with such harmony and understanding that you can feel the love and friendship they shared coming through their music. This album has brought me years of joy. Buy it now!!!
数十年来他在爵士钢琴领域中的地位始终屹立不摇，他的风格Swing也一直坚持著，不在乎Fusion, Free Jazz的新潮流，他并不落伍，但没有人能够说他的风格是不合时宜的，他多变的风格，无疑是整个爵士钢琴史的综合体，他在1984年被Down Beat杂誌列为爵士名人堂的唯一得主，同时从1950到现在，也几度被读者选为最佳钢琴手。与他合奏的对象除了二重奏，三重奏时期的固定班底外，也加铜管乐器和小提琴等等乐手，他的音乐时而高潮迭起，时而流畅自然，在在显示他技巧的成熟度以及乐手间的默契十足。他的音乐，可以说是一个自由的极至表现，听到他的音符，会令你感受到轻快却有秩序，你听到快速的音符却排列整齐地在他指下，你大可以轻鬆的心情，仔细聆听他音符的变化，你会发现听似杂乱无章的音乐其中居然是一篇自由即兴的旋律，要是你不懂Swing，由他的音乐就可以轻易入门，从他身上可以看出创作的精神及即兴演奏的美妙。就让他带给你最舒服，最无压力的一种感受吧。
This four-disc box set features the historic reunion of the Oscar Peterson Trio (Peterson, bassist Ray Brown, and guitarist Herb Ellis), who were playing together for all practical purposes for the first time in over 30 years at the Blue Note in March 16-18, 1990. Drummer Bobby Durham — who had played with Peterson's band from 1967-1970 — augments the lineup, making this nothing less than a stellar quartet. For the first time, the four albums taped on these nights have been issued together and they include The Legendary Oscar Peterson Trio Live at the Blue Note, Saturday Night at the Blue Note, Last Call at the Blue Note, and Encore at the Blue Note. The box has been specially priced and sells for the price of a two-disc set. Musically speaking, this is Peterson at his peak, and his sidemen, all into their sixties at the time of these dates, just plain shine. These dates were recorded before Peterson's hip replacement surgery or his stroke, unlike the 1993 recordings at the same venue. What shows here is not only experience but swagger, strut, grit, and the finesse only master jazzmen can muster. Whether it's the burning "Honeysuckle Rose," with killer counterpoint between Peterson and Ellis, the understated ostinato in the medley of "Love Ballad/If You Only Knew" that shifts into a shimmering exercise in harmonic extension and rhythmic invention, or in the fresh, insightful, and eye-opening readings of standards such as "Billie's Bounce" or "I Wished on the Moon," the effect is the same: electrifying. In fact, these dates count among Peterson's finest live offerings, and sparkle with inspiration, humor, and stunning soulful vibe. In addition to the music, the sound of the venue and its atmosphere is captured here to stunning, warm effect, making these concerts feel immediate and accessible. Highly recommended.
Live performance adds a dimension to jazz recordings typically missing in the studio, where there's not the influence of the appreciative audience shaping the music and the interplay between artists. Add to that the exquisite precision of first-class recording techniques, and you get a breath-taking album such as this one - a 4-CD set, with over 4 and a half hours of music that is simply wonderful.
This is the "legendary" Oscar Peterson Trio of the 1950s (plus drummer Bobby Durham), reunited in 1990 for the first time since guitarist Herb Ellis left the group in 1958. The recording was made during the final three days of a two-week run at New York's Blue Note, following a similar gig in Japan. They are in prime form, and if jazz historian Alyn Shipton's notes are any indication, their performance is less "combative" than the 1950s group and more the gracefully elegant play of gentle giants.
The program is a fine mix of rousing, upbeat numbers and sweet ballads, including both original compositions and old standards. All were released earlier and at a time when Telarc was establishing its jazz catalog after years in the forefront as a classical label. The boxed set includes a 12-page booklet with an informative essay by Shipton recounting the emergence of Oscar Peterson as a Canadian pianist invited to play at Carnegie Hall, the formation of the trio, its evolution over the years, plus a song-by-song appreciation of the whole program.
There are 30 songs in the set, ten of them running longer than 10 minutes, allowing for generous helpings of musical ideas that build in excitement or explore the intricacies of their moods, meanwhile showcasing the creative ingenuity of each member of the group. If you like Oscar Peterson, you'll love the reissue of these wonderful recordings.
Oscar Emmanuel Peterson (August 15, 1925 – December 23, 2007) was a Canadian jazz pianist and composer.
Live At The Blue Note
02. Honesuckle Rose
03. Let There Be Love
04. Peace For South Africa
06. Medley: I Remember You / A Child Is Born / Tenderly
07. Sweet Georgia Brown
08. Blues For Big Scotia
Saturday Night At The Blue Note
01. Kelly’s Blues
03. Medley: Love Ballade / If You Only Knew
04. You Look Good To Me
05. Old Folks
06. Reunion Blues
07. Song To Elitha
Last Call At The Blue Note
02. Yours Is My Heart Alone
03. Medley: It Never Entered My Mind / Body And Soul
05. Medley: Our Waltz / Adagio / Bach’s Blues
06. March Past
07. Blues Etude
Encore At The Blue Note
01. Falling In Love With Love
02. Here’s That Rainy Day
03. Medley: Goodbye Old Girl / He Has Gone
04. The Gentle Waltz
05. Billie’s Bounce
06. The More I See You
07. I Wished On The Moon
08. Cool Walk