Oscar Peterson – Standards: Great Songs, Great Performances (2010)

Oscar Peterson - Standards: Great Songs, Great Performances (2010)
Artist: Oscar Peterson
Album: Standards: Great Songs, Great Performances
Label: Verve Records
Year Of Release: 2010
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue)

1 Cheek To Cheek
2 It Ain’t Necessarily So
3 Fascinating Rhythm
4 I Only Have Eyes For You
5 The Lady Is A Tramp
6 That Old Black Magic
7 Georgia On My Mind
8 Mack The Knife


As part of Verve’s Standards: Great Songs/Great Performances series, pianist Oscar Peterson is spotlighted on eight tracks recorded in the ‘50s. This set is aimed at the casual listener and includes top-notch performances of “Cheek to Cheek,” “That Old Black Magic,” and “Georgia on My Mind.” The shifting Peterson trio includes guitarists Herb Ellis and Barney Kessel, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Ed Thigpen. Trumpeter Clark Terry shares solo space with Peterson on “Mack the Knife.” While the music speaks for itself, the retail price in this Verve series is downright cheap which, unfortunately, means drab packaging and a lack of liner notes.
Al Campbell

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