Oscar Peterson & Clark Terry

Oscar Peterson & Clark Terry


Oscar Peterson Trio + One : Clark Terry

Oscar Peterson (piano), Ray Brown (bass), Ed Thigpen (drums) + Clark Terry (trumpet, flugelhorn)

Verve 60975

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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A1 - Brotherhood of Man
A2 - Jim
A3 - Blues for Smedley
A4 - Roundalay
A5 - Mumbles
B1 - Mack the Knife
B2 - They Didn't Believe Me
B3 - Squeaky's Blues
B4 - I Want a Little Girl
B5 - Incoherent Blues

Recorded on August 17, 1964 in New York City.

Oscar Peterson Trio Plus One is a meeting of two minds, in a way. Oscar and his longest-running trio were very much in touch with one another by the time this was recorded in 1964. Because these three musicians were working so closely with one another, this grouping with the famous Clark Terry was something of a duo, rather than a quartet. No matter how you look at it, though, we can all agree that it’s very nice to see the Oscar Peterson Trio working still with one another, but also trying out a new collaboration.

The music on Oscar Peterson Trio Plus One is full of life and excitement. This straight-ahead set of standards and Peterson and Terry originals is simply a joy to listen to. The songs rhythmic foundation is straightforward and rock-solid, characterized by Ray Brown’s thumping, creative walking lines, and Ed Thigpen’s swinging bop drumming. In the forefront are Clark Terry’s bouncy, exuberant flugelhorn, and Oscar Peterson’s jangling flurries of piano colors.

This recording documents one of the most powerful groupings in 60s jazz. The Oscar Peterson Trio with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen had been creating fantastic piano trio music for years when they created another true classic with the help of Clark Terry. This is the sort of album you can put on any time and just bop along with it. It is fun, intelligent, technically impressive, and silly, all at once. A welcome addition to any jazz collection.

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

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