Oscar Peterson (p), Ray Brown (b), Cannonball Adderley (as), with Nat Adderley (cnt), Clark Terry, Roy Eldridge (tp), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), James Moody, Yusef Lateef, Budd Johnson (saxes), Milt Jackson (vib), Ed Thigpen (d), Ernie Wilkins (arr, cond)
This CD couples two albums recorded in early 1962 by nearly the same big band, conducted by Ernie Wilkins. While "Bursting Out With the All-Star Big Band" presented the Oscar Peterson Trio (with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen) plus the Wilkins aggregation, "Ray Brown with the All-Star Big Band" showcased the bassist as the leader (he plays cello on three tracks, leaving the bass chair to Sam Jones) and Cannonball Adderley (who also plays on the Peterson album) as a guest soloist on most of the tracks.
The accompanying bands on both LPs are authentic all star formations, including such names as Clark Terry, Nat Adderley, Roy Eldridge, Jimmy Cleveland, Slide Hampton, Melba Liston, Julius Watkins, Yusef Lateef, Budd Johnson, Milt Jackson, Tommy Flanagan, and Hank Jones, among others.
01. Blues For Big Scotia 5:56
02. West Coast Blues 4:03
03. Heres That Rainy Day 4:09
04. I Love You 2:39
05. Daahoud 2:58
06. Tricotism 4:17
07. Im Old Fashioned 4:31
08. Young And Foolish 4:56
09. Manteca 4:05
10. Work Song 5:19
11. It Happened In Monterey 3:09
12. My One And Only Love 3:58
13. Tricotism #2 3:57
14. Thumbstring 4:44
15. Cannon Bilt 3:36
16. Two For The Blues 4:08
17. Day In, Day Out 2:51
18. Baubles, Bangles, And Beads 3:43
19. Work Song (Alternate Take) 5:59*
Total time: 78:48 min.
Tracks #1-9, from the original album
"Oscar Peterson Trio - Bursting Out"
Tracks #10-18, from the original album
"Ray Brown with the All-Star Big Band"
(*) Bonus track not on the original album
Personnel on tracks #1-9:
Oscar Peterson (p), Ray Brown (b), Ed Thigpen (d), with Clark Terry (tp, flhrn), Ernie Royal, Roy Eldridge, Snooky Young, Jimmy Nottingham (tp), Nat Adderley [appearing as Pat Brotherly] (cnt), Jimmy Cleveland, Melba Liston Paul Faulise, Slide Hampton, Britt Woodman (tb), Willie Ruff, Ray Alonge, Julius Watkins, Morris Secon, Jimmy Buffi ngton (frh), Don Butterfield (tuba), Jerome Richardson (pic,fl,ts), Cannonball Adderley [appearing as Jud Brotherly], Norris Turney (as), James Moody (ts, fl), Seldon Powell, George Dorsey (bs), Ernie Wilkins (arr, cond).
Recorded in New York, June 14 , 15 & 24, 1962.
Personnel on tracks #10-19:
Ray Brown (bass, cello on 12,16 & 18), Cannonball Adderely (as), with at Adderley (cnt), Ernie Royal, Joe Newman, Clark Terry (tp), Jimmy Cleveland, Melba Liston, Britt Woodman, Paul Faulise (tb), Earl Warren (as), Budd Johnson, Seldon Powell (ts), Yusef Lateef (ts,fl), Jerome Richardson (bs, fl), Tommy Flanagan (p), Hank Jones (replaces Flanagan on 12,16 & 18), Sam Jones (b, added on 12,16 & 18), Osie Johnson (d), Ernie Wilkins (arr, cond), Al Cohn (arr on 12,13 & 17 only).
Recorded in New York, January 22 & 23, 1962
Recordings produced by Jim Davis & Norman Granz
Engineers: Val Valentin & Ray Hall
Photography: Burt Goldblatt & Chuck Stewart
"Get hold of a copy of this CD, ply it again and again and again. There are gems to be discovered on every listening. Timeless treasures, and highly recommended."
Trefor Williams -Just Jazz
"Meticulously crafted and dynamically infallible."
Richard Palmer -Jazz Journal
"Pianist Oscar Peterson has a rare outing with a big band on this excellent CD reissue. In addition to his usual bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen, Peterson is joined by a particularly strong big band arranged by Ernie Wilkins; there are short solos for several of the sidemen including altoist Norris Turney, James Moody on tenor and altoist Cannonball Adderley. However the main focus is on Peterson and he is in excellent form on such songs as "West Coast Blues," "Here's That Rainy Day," "Tricotism" and "Manteca," blending in very well with the orchestra."
Scott Yanow -All Music Guide