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Historic Carnegie Hall Concerts – Birth Of A Legend

CD (Item 571425) Giant Steps (UK), 1949/1950/1952/1953 — Condition: Used
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If you ever needed proof of Oscar Peterson's genius on the piano, this CD may well be it – as it captures Peterson in a set of different early live performances at Carnegie hall – all of them mindblowing! The tunes here are a bit longer and looser than some of Oscar's studio work for the time – and display a majestic command of the keyboard that rings out from the very first note – never too overdone or showy, but jaw-droppingly incredible in its sense of timing, and trademark mix of poise and invention in the same deft stroke. Accompaniment on 4 of the tracks is only by Ray Brown on bass – and the rest feature either Barney Kessel or Herb Ellis joining in on guitar to complete the classic sound of the 50s Peterson Trio. Tracks were recorded at JATP performances in September of 1949, 1950, 1952, and 1953 – and the CD features 15 titles that include "Gai", "Padovane", "Fine & Dandy", "Carnegie Blues", "Cheek To Cheek", "Tenderly", "Lollobrigida", "Pompton Turnpike", and "Love For Sale".  © 1996-2024, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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