673203120723

Con Alma: The Oscar Peterson Trio - Live In Lugano, 1964

Oscar Peterson

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Format: CD

Cat No: MAC1207

Release Date:  24 November 2023

Label:  Mack Avenue

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  673203120723

Genres:  Jazz  

  • Description

    Oscar Peterson's trio with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen is widely regarded as Peterson's "classic trio," considered by fans as the most popular and in-demand of his long and storied career (featured on releases such as 1963's Night Trainand 1964's We Get Requests). Recorded during their creative peak in 1964 (5 years into their collaboration), this previously unheard and unreleased live performance is destined to become a fan favorite from the Oscar Peterson vaults.

    In his memoir Peterson reflects on the dedication that Ray and Ed brought to the group: "In addition to our trio rehearsals, therefore, Ray would call his own rehearsals in his or Ed's room and they would simply practice 'time.' They created a flexible and multi-faceted rhythmical language that they could apply to any musical statement I might make and enhance any direction I might choose. In short, they practiced 'all the possibles.'" - Oscar Peterson

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Waltz for Debby
      • 2. My One and Only Love
      • 3. Blues for My Landlady
      • 4. Con Alma
      • 5. I Could Write a Book
      • 6. It Ain't Necessarily So