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Oscar Peterson Trio At The Stratford Shakespearean Festival

LP (Item 365013) Verve, 1956 — Condition: Used
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4.80 5

A near-lost gem in Oscar Peterson's mid-50s catalog for Verve – and a sparkling set of trio numbers recorded at the Shakespeare Festival in Ontario! Despite the literate setting of the recording, the work's never stuffy or academic – and Peterson swings things mightily with his trio that includes Herb Ellis on guitar and Ray Brown on bass. The recording quality is wonderful – deep, rich, and luminous – at a level that almost makes us say "why didn't they stop here, since Oscar sounds so perfect?" Titles include "Love You Madly", "52nd Street Theme", "Flamingo", "How About You", and "Noreen's Nocturne". (MGM stereo pressing. Cover has a split top seam, a partially split bottom seam, and light wear.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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