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The Essential Oscar Peterson


Download links and information about The Essential Oscar Peterson by Oscar Peterson. This album was released in 1992 and it belongs to Jazz, Bop genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 01:04:11 minutes.

Artist: Oscar Peterson
Release date: 1992
Genre: Jazz, Bop
Tracks: 13
Duration: 01:04:11
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No. Title Length
1. Something's Coming (featuring The Oscar Peterson Trio) 3:55
2. Blues for Big Scotia (featuring The Oscar Peterson Trio) 5:58
3. People (featuring The Oscar Peterson Trio) 3:34
4. Tour's End (featuring Stan Getz) 4:56
5. Con Alma 7:01
6. Tangerine (featuring The Oscar Peterson Trio) 4:33
7. March Past (featuring The Oscar Peterson Trio) 3:24
8. Tenderly 5:40
9. On Green Dolphin Street (featuring The Oscar Peterson Trio) 7:31
10. Gravy Waltz (featuring The Oscar Peterson Trio) 4:27
11. Seven Come Eleven (featuring Barney Kessel, Ray Brown) 3:47
12. Waltz for Debby (featuring The Oscar Peterson Trio) 5:55
13. Brotherhood of Man (featuring Clark Terry, The Oscar Peterson Trio) 3:30



It's impossible to find a small group of Oscar Peterson's tracks and call them absolute or essential. What the pianist did for the Verve label is too large to pare it down and edit into so brief a collection. These 13 selections give a good overview, and should tempt people just discovering Peterson and provide an incentive to purchase more. Quite a bit of this consists of his extraordinary trio sides, with a few small ensembles and a big-band track included. Almost all of it is energetic save the ballad "Tenderly," and your hear the virtuosic maestro best during "Something's Coming," "March Past," and "Seven Come Eleven." This was a very fruitful period for Peterson before he went to the MPS and Pablo labels, but this CD only scratches a very wide surface. ~ Michael G. Nastos, Rovi