Oscar Peterson : The Lost Tapes

Oscar Peterson : The Lost Tapes


Oscar Peterson (piano), Ray Brown, Sam Jones (bass), Ed Thigpen, Bobby Durham (drums)

MPS 529096

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Gravy Waltz
A2 - Squeaky's Blues
A3 - Let's Fall In Love
A4 - Stella By Starlight
A5 - Moanin'
B1 - Put On A Happy Face
B2 - I Will Wait For You
B3 - Never Say Yes
B4 - L'Impossible
B5 - My Romance

Recorded on May 10, 1965 : Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen (A1-2)
Recorded on Nov 12, 1967 (A3-B2) and October 30, 1968 (B3-5) : Sam Jones and Bobby Durham (A3-B5)
all sessions recorded live at Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer (MPS Records founder) Studio in Villingen, Germany.

Tears of sorrow mingled with tears of joy as Oscar Peterson fans realized that the keyboard genius, who had just recovered his health, was still capable of amazing them all, although he had obivously forfited some of his past vitality. This may well have introduced MPS (the label with whom Oscar Peterson himself claimed to have made his best recordings) to search their archives for lost tapes from Peterson's heydey. A number of previously unreleased recordings were discovered, which had been taped "exclusively for my friends" in the private studio in Villngen, 1965-1968. The electric atmosphere of these live sessions before a mere handful of listeners proves once again just how at home the musicians felt in the Black Forest villa--as is borne out by the fact that Peterson's usual trio formation alternated with his stand-in musicians of Sam Jones on the bass and Bobby Durham on the drums.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under http://www.pure-analogue.com