The Oscar Peterson Trio – We Get Requests (Remastered) (1964/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 40:21 minutes | 871 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Verve Reissues

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. This is undemanding, tuneful music best suited for casual listening, but it still sparkles with the trio’s customary élan.

„Pianist Oscar Peterson has long been such a consistent performer that none of his records are throwaways, but this particular set is weaker than most. Since several of the songs are the type that in the mid-’60s would get requested (such as ‘People,’ ‘The Girl from Ipanema,’ and ‘The Days of Wine and Roses’), the program would not seem to have much potential, but Peterson mostly uplifts the material (although not much could be done with ‘People’) and adds a few songs (such as his own ‘Goodbye, J.D.’ and John Lewis’ ‘D & E’). Overall, this is a reasonably enjoyable Oscar Peterson session, featuring bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen.“ (Scott Yanow, AMG)

Tracklist

1. The Oscar Peterson Trio – Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)
2. The Oscar Peterson Trio – Days Of Wine And Roses
3. The Oscar Peterson Trio – My One And Only Love
4. The Oscar Peterson Trio – People
5. The Oscar Peterson Trio – Have You Met Miss Jones?
6. The Oscar Peterson Trio – You Look Good To Me
7. The Oscar Peterson Trio – The Girl From Ipanema (Garota De Ipanema)
8. The Oscar Peterson Trio – D & E
9. The Oscar Peterson Trio – Time And Again
10. The Oscar Peterson Trio – Goodbye J.D.

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