This set is a thoroughly engaging collection of performances from three albums the Oscar Peterson Trio devoted to three well-known Broadway shows.
My Fair Lady was recorded in 1958, in the interval between the departure of guitarist Herb Ellis and the arrival of drummer Ed Thigpen. Occupying the drum chair for this date is Gene Gammage, who fits in seamlessly with the peerless Ray Brown.
Thigpen comes in for the remaining albums, Porgy and Bess (1959) and Fiorello! (1960) and locks into place one of the greatest of all the Peterson trios. Peterson himselfwho could sometimes be overwhelmingplays with marked restraint all the way, while Brown and Thigpen provide stirring, swinging backing in what is an unfailingly stimulating combination.
01. Ive Grown Accustomed to Her Face
02. Get Me to the Church on Time
03. Show Me
04. I Could Have Danced All Night
05. On the Street Where You Live
06. Wouldnt It Be Loverly?
07. The Rain in Spain
08. Oh, Deys So Fresh and Fine (Strawberry Woman)
09. It Aint Necessarily So
10. I Want to Stay Here (I Love You Porgy)
12. Here Comes de Honey Man
01. Bess, You Is My Woman Now
02. Oh, Lawd, Im On My Way
03. I Got Plenty O Nuttin
04. Oh, Bess, Oh, Wheres My Bess?
05. Theres a Boat Dats Leavin Soon for New York
06. When Did I Fall In Love?
07. Little Tin Box
08. Home Again
09. Till Tomorrow
10. Politics and Poker
11. Gentleman Jimmy
13. On the Side of the Angels
14. Where Do I Go from Here?
Personnel on CD 1:
Oscar Peterson (p), Ray Brown (b), Gene Gammage (#1-7), Ed Thigpen (#8-12) (d).
Recorded in New York City, November 20 & 21 (#1-7), 1958, and Los Angeles, October 12 (#8-12), 1959
Personnel on CD 2:
Oscar Peterson (p), Ray Brown (b), Ed Thigpen (d).
Recorded in Los Angeles, October 12 (#1-5), 1959, and Los Angeles, January (#6-14), 1960
Original sessions produced by Norman Granz
Produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol
Stereo · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered