Jazz Icons Oscar Peterson - Live In '63, '64 And '65 (2008) DVD-5 | Runtime: 83 min. | 4,00 GB | Copy: Untouched Video: NTSC, MPEG-2, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 at 192 Kbps 2 channels, 48.0 KHz Genre: Jazz | Label: Naxos | Covers: Not included
? One of the most notable jazz trios of the ?60s was the Oscar Peterson Trio. Elegance and professionalism accompany a friendship felt on stage. Peterson is one of jazz?s beloved artists and this DVD, Live in ?63, ?64, & ?65, gives some insight as to why. Jazz Icons does it once again with a remarkable DVD that highlights three shows in the countries of Sweden, Denmark, and Finland where the weather might be cold, but the reception for the Peterson Trio was more than warm. The first show was held in Stockholm, Sweden in April 1963. The film is clean and you can see the beads of sweat upon Peterson?s brow, though his work at the piano may seem effortless. He is playing passionately along with bassist and good friend Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen. Both Brown and Thigpen are accomplished musicians themselves and it shows in the solos they play. The show starts off with ?Reunion Blues? and as Peterson tickles the ivories Brown and Thigpen keep the beat, letting Peterson release his emotions. Yet, Peterson is also one for ?ripping it up? like Rahsaan Roland Kirk or even Sonny Rollins. He plays it smoothly with a calmness that carries through his music. For the second set ?Satin Doll? trumpeter Roy Eldridge steps in for a bit and gives the song soul. Both ?But Not for Me? and ?If Ain?t Necessarily So? are crowd-pleasers although the audience is never shown. ?Chicago (That Toddling Town)? finishes off the set with Peterson playing hard on the keys while Brown and Thigpen feed off the energy Peterson is pumping out. Holbaek, Denmark is where the second show takes place. In a little nightclub on May 2, 1964 Peterson and his band played to a full house in the round. Smoke fills the air as the lights beam down on the band. ?On Green Dolphin Street? is on the set list and as I hear it, the song has a totally different feel to it than when played by Kirk or Rollins. Peterson?s version is slower and since the piano is the main player, the song has simpler feel to it. Peterson?s hands glide across the ivories as letting the notes take the crowd on a fantastic journey. His big intro opens the song with a whirlwind feel as Thigpen uses the cymbals adding an orchestral feel. The three men are positioned pretty close to each other making the group more intimate. By looking at one another, they can read each other and prepare for the changes, but you can also read the friendship they share with one another also, by the smirks and smiles each throws off. ?Bags? Groove? is the third song featured at this gig, and here is where Brown shows us what a bass player can do. He plays his stand-up with a passion most bass players wouldn?t reveal. Thigpen and Peterson get into his groove and the whole song makes the crowd go crazy when it?s over. ?
ARTISTS Live in Sweden 1963: - Oscar Peterson (Piano) - Ray Brown (Bass) - Ed Thigpen (Drums) - Roy Eldridge (Trumpet)
Live in Denmark 1964: - Oscar Peterson (Piano) - Ray Brown (Bass) - Ed Thigpen (Drums)
Live in Finland 1965: - Oscar Peterson (Piano) - Ray Brown (Bass) - Ed Thigpen (Drums) - Clark Terry (Trumpet & Flugelhorn)
Tracklist: Live in Sweden 1963: 01. Reunion Blues 02. Satin Doll 03. But Not For Me 04. It Ain?t Necessarily So 05. Chicago (That Toddling Town)
Live in Denmark 1964: 01. Soon 02. On Green Dolphin Street 03. Bags' Groove 04. Tonight 05. C-Jam Blues 06. Hymn To Freedom
Live in Finland 1965: 01. Yours Is My Heart Alone 02. (Mack The Knife) Moritat 03. Blues For Smedley 04. Misty 05. Mumbles
You would like to permanently remove ads and unlock benefits?
We display ads sparingly on website to help cover
costs without interfering with the browsing experience.
Tired of advertising and pop-ups? Join Now on OdiMusic.
Register on OdiMusic allows you to access to the minimum resources,
minimum advertising (no pop-ups),
if you choose to subscribe for one of our plans after registration
you can acces more than 1.000.000 Albums, Maxi, Cds, Vinyls releases inside!
(80% on demand) (requests, informations, images, tracklists,
reviews, ask for supports & much more!!!)