Oscar Peterson : We Get Request

Oscar Peterson : We Get Request


Oscar Peterson (piano), Ray Brown (bass), Ed Thigpen (drums)

Verve 8454

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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A1 - Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)
A2 - The Days of Wine and Roses
A3 - My One and Only Love
A4 - People
A5 - Have You Met Miss Jones?
B1 - You Look Good To Me
B2 - The Girl From Ipanema
B3 - D & E
B4 - Time and Again
B5 - Goodbye J.D.

Recorded on October 19-20 and November 20, 1964 at RCA Studios in New York City.

We Get Request is Oscar Peterson's last of his fourteen-year work with Verve Records. 

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.

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