Live At The Opera House and At The Shrine Auditorium
  • Verve MGV 8268
    Verve MGV 8268
  • Verve MGV 8269
    Verve MGV 8269
  • The Oscar Peterson Trio
    The Oscar Peterson Trio

Oscar Peterson

Live At The Opera House and At The Shrine Auditorium

Fresh Sound Records

Oscar Peterson (p), Herb Ellis (g), Ray Brown (b)

Reference: FSRCD 564

Bar code: 8427328605649


This superb CD contains two Oscar Peterson Trio concerts taped during J.A.T.P.s last American tour in 1957. Interestingly, these two sets were not, in fact, recorded as indicated in their original LP releases. The first was issued as The Oscar Peterson Trio Live At the Concertgebouw the famous concert hall in Amsterdam but was recorded at the Opera House in Chicago.

The second comes from a concert at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and not as it was originally claimed at the Opera House in Chicago. Details about the location aside, the quality of the music is undeniable, and the new mastering offers the best sound available today -the sound that Peterson-Ellis-Brown made so familiar and exciting. The rapport between the three men is outstanding, the swing devastating and the results fantastic!

01. The Lady Is The Tramp (Rodgers-Hart) (4:49)
02. We'll Be Together Again (Fischer-Laine) (2:34)
03. Bluesology (Milt Jackson) (9:23)
04. Budo [A.k.a. Hallucinations] (Bud Powell) (4:38)
05. I've Got The World On A String (Arlen-Koehler) (6:41)
06. Daahoud (Clifford Brown) (7:00)
07. When Lights Are Low (Benny Carter) (4:13)
08. Evrev (Oscar Peterson) (4:47)
09. Should I (Freed-Wrong) (5:16)
10. Big Fat Mama (Millinder-Simon) (7:34)
11. Back Home Again in Indiana (Hanley-MacDonald) (4:07)
12. Joy Spring (Clifford Brown) (5:33)
13. Elevation (Mulligan-Lawrence) (3:25)

Album details

Tracks #1-8, originally issued on LP as "The Oscar Peterson Trio Live At The Concertgebouw" (Verve MGV 8268)
Tracks #9-13, taken from "The Modern Jazz Quartet and The Oscar Peterson Trio At The Opera House" (Verve MGV 8269)

The Oscar Peterson Trio:
Oscar Peterson (piano), Herb Ellis (guitar), Ray Brown (bass).
Recorded at the Civic Opera House, Chicago [#1-8] September 29, 1957
Recorded at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles [#9-13] October 9, 1957

Liner notes: Norman Granz, Jean-Michel Reisser, Jordi Pujol
Original recordings produced by Norman Granz
This compilation produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol and "Beethoven" Jean-Michel reisser

Hi Fi · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L.

Press reviews

"Although the music on this CD was originally said to be recorded in Europe, it actually comes from a Chicago concert, and the five additional selections (last issued on an LP shared with the Modern Jazz Quartet), supposedly performed in Chicago, are from an appearance in Los Angeles. But despite the geographical mixups, the music is consistently brilliant and often wondrous. The trio of Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, and Ray Brown had been together for over four years, and these would be among the threesome's last (and finest) recordings. The very tricky arrangements sandwiched remarkable solos, with pianist Peterson sounding especially inspired. Together with the Stratford Shakespearean CD of the previous year, this set features the trio at the peak of its powers. Highlights include "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Budo," "Daahoud," "Indiana," and "Joy Spring."

Scott Yanow -All Music Guide


9,95 €  (tax incl.)

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