Oscar Peterson - Exclusively for My Friends

Oscar Peterson - Exclusively for My Friends
Genre:
Album:
Exclusively for My Friends
Recording Date:
1963 - April, 1968
Styles:
Mainstream Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Piano Jazz
Duration:
03:54:30
Artist:
Release Date:
1992

Oscar Peterson has stated that he feels his MPS recordings are his finest. That is quite a statement considering the huge amount of records that the pianist has produced through the past 50 years. This four-CD set reissues the music from six of his MPS LPs: Action, Girl Talk, The Way I Really Play, My Favorite Instrument, Mellow Mood, and Travelin' On. While some of the performances feature the 1963 trio he had with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen, most of the music dates from 1967-1968 and matches Peterson with bassist Sam Jones and either Louis Hayes or Bobby Durham on drums. A special treat is Peterson's first unaccompanied solo album, which fills up the final CD. Peterson's many fans know what to expect in this set, while other listeners need to discover him to realize what all of the fuss was about. Quite simply, Oscar Peterson has long been one of the greatest pianists the world has ever known; this reissue offers plenty of proof.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
At Long Last Love / Cole PorterOscar Peterson4:56
Easy Walker / Billy TaylorOscar Peterson9:36
Tin Tin Deo / Gil Fuller / Dizzy Gillespie / Chano PozoOscar Peterson5:34
I've Got a Crush on You / George Gershwin / Ira GershwinOscar Peterson5:15
A Foggy Day / George Gershwin / Ira GershwinOscar Peterson4:35
Like Someone in Love / Johnny Burke / James Van HeusenOscar Peterson11:18
On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever) / Burton Lane / Alan Jay LernerOscar Peterson4:29
I'm in the Mood for Love / Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHughOscar Peterson16:50
Girl Talk / Neal Hefti / Bobby TroupOscar Peterson5:32

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